The nose opens up with layers of pepper, plum sauce, and hints of charcoal
The palate is full bodied and dense
The finish is incredibly dense, with prune, dark berries, and touches of anise and spice, all with amazing length
This is an excellent Port. In its youth, it's the best I've ever tasted. It shows amazing length and is already seamlessly integrated, youthful, and dense. If you don't see this collecting dust in your local wine shops, it's because it received a perfect 100 points from Wine Spectator. For $80 on release, rest assured, all the bottles are collecting dust- but in wine cellars all over the world.
We drank this young with some dark chocolate and almonds because, well, carpe diem. /What a way to finish out the dinner. Raise a glass!