Absolutely compelling, and unquestionably one of the finest fortified wines I have ever tasted, the 2005 Fortification boasts a black/purple color as well as a glorious, profound bouquet of scorched earth, charcoal embers, blackberries, blueberries and smoked meats. Full-bodied, unctuously textured, thick and juicy with incredible equilibrium and richness, this young, massive, port-like wine reveals residual sweetness that is neither over-the-top nor cloying. It is beautifully executed, with the brandy component so well-integrated that it must be tasted to be believed. Drink: now- 2050.
(213, The Wine Advocate 26th Jun 2014)