Port Is For Life: Symington Vintage & Tawny Ports (Dec 2018)

The 1965 Quinta dos Malvedos Single Vintage is a limited bottling of 400 that should appease those born in this difficult birth year. That said, it is not the best Quinta dos Malvedos that I have encountered, being rather leathery and dusty, with the tincture of furniture polish that I have remarked on before. The palate is better, offering stem ginger and Chinese five-spice, and turning quite ferrous towards the slightly acetic but still pleasurable finish. Tasted at a private dinner in London.