Deep purple-black center with a vivid purple rim. The quality of the fruit is immediately apparent on the nose with ripe, dark berry aromas, but there are also crisp red berries, fresh plum and apricot to provide lift and vigor. The nose is very aromatic with notes of rock rose blending with savory marjoram and thyme and floral scents of rose and violet. The palate is svelte and racy, with tightly wound, linear tannins and fresh berry fruit flavors carrying through into the long finish. A beautifully expressive Vintage Port, fine and fragrant, but with the depth and intensity characteristic of the 2017 vintage.