A. A. Calem & Filho Vintage Port 2000
An impressive saturated blue/black color is accompanied by aromas of licorice, blackberries, and hints of blueberries and graphite. Undoubtedly the most splendid example I have tasted from this estate, the medium to full-bodied 2000 exhibits firm tannin as well as a certain rigidity. It should be able to compete with the some of the more renowned port houses. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.
Impressively structured, packed with dark, heavy tannins, this is an aromatic Port. The initial black plum fruit and spice flavors are dominated by the structure, promising a good aging potential.
Attractive young Port. Currants and berries, with hints of flowers follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, medium sweet, with firm tannins. Medium finish. Best after 2009.