The 1997 Vintage Port is the result of a exceptional agricultural year. After a harsh winter, with snow falling in our vineyards in January, the Spring brought hot and sunny days that led to a early bud-burst. In April and May we had again cold and humid weather allowing for a balanced development of the vines. Summer was hot and dry leading to an excellent maturation of the grapes, that were picked on the 16th September.
The wine starts closed on the nose, but as it opens reveals notes of tobacco, dry plums and spices. Well structured with a complex volume, but quite silky. It finishes very long and very pleasant.