An exceptional dark color with blue tones. It presents a complex ensemble of aromas that combines red fruit compote, ripe plum and
small-berried fruits with notes of dark chocolate and pepper. Elegant and well-structured on the palate, extremely full-bodied and full of fruit flavors, a good concentration and firm tannins that will give it great aging potential. A seductive, warm finish that is long-lasting and velvety.
Served after dinner, it pairs well with cheeses from the Serra da Estrela region of Portugal, Stilton, Gorgonzola and other full-fat cheeses. An ideal accompaniment to a strong cigar. Should be opened two hours before serving and decanted.
"This seductive, sexy, accessible, forward vintage port boasts a dense purple color as well as copious quantities of jammy red and black fruits intermixed with smoke, earth, and licorice. Additional definition and firmness should emerge with time in the bottle. Sweet, layered, and full-bodied, it will be at its finest between 2007-2020."
The Wine Advocate
"Showing slightly better than it did a year ago when last reviewed, the 2000 boasts sweet plum fruit, ample earthiness and refined spice flavors. As vintage Ports go, it’s not the biggest or most concentrated, but shows a fine sense of harmony and balance."