The bottles show strong signs of aging.
The capsules are partially damaged.
The Fill levels are excellent (< 3 - 6 cm).
Roy Hersh, For the love of Port (2008): 94/100
Medium ruby and exhibiting only a hint as to its real age, in terms of the color. Delivering an intensity of aromatics that really had me shaking my head, with sweet scents of stewed fruits, primarily prune and dates along with those Saltana raisins and milk chocolate. Profound! In the mouth this was every bit as exciting, what I'd call an elegant and feminine style of Vintage Port with fully resolved tannins and good acidity. Soft and refined in the mouth, the plum and figs were sweet and concentrated with beautiful balance. The caramel aftertaste was so fine that I literally closed my eyes after swallowing. Maybe the best Port of the vintage, and I'm going on the hunt for more!
Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com (2012): 18/20
Light ruby on a tawny cusp. Light, sweet, just a little simple. A bit hot on the end though a hint of violets.
The 1966 Vintage
Michael Broadbent ★★★★★
A marvellous vintage declared by 20 shippers. Firm yet flexible wines with perfect weight and balance. Sinewy and long-lasting. Most will almost certainly outlast the ´63s, and will probably turn out greater in the end. All this was due to a hot year which ripened but did not singe the grapes, and some rain at vintage time which reduced concentration. This vintage is still somewhat underestimated and undervalued.