Only three to four times a decade are the climatic conditions ideal in the Douro Valley to produce a sufficient quantity of exceptional wines which will allow shippers to 'declare' a Vintage. Vintage Port is aged in oak casks for two years before being transferred unfiltered to the bottle, where it has the potential to mature for decades.
"Blackstrap wine. Wow. Intense aromas of blackberries, mineral, black licorice and wet earth. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, with a mouthpuckering amount of tannins, yet it's refined and very, very long. A beauty. Greatest young vintage of SW I have ever tasted."