A superb wine, elegance and weight combined majestically. It has all the right mature flavors, ripe fruit, intense concentration and colour. This is a wine with a great reputation, and the taste doesn’t let that reputation down.

I have been fortunate to have been invited to their operation in Oporto and have consumed a lot of their beautiful ports over the years. Nothing nicer than a glass of port overlooking the Douro.

If I had checked the current price before I drank it — I might have sold it. Having said that, life is for living, tasting, sharing and enjoying.