Wine Advocate 90 points - This house makes rather restrained yet rich, flavorful vintage port and a very good tawny called Nimrod. Their vintage ports seem slow to develop, and while they never quite have the voluptuous richness of a Dow, Graham, or Fonseca, they have a unique mineral-scented character that gives them their own complexity and style. The 1983 is richly perfumed and fragrant, which is so typical of the ports from this vintage, and is seemingly more forward than normal.
Wine Spectator 88 points - Slightly simple and sweet, but still very good. Deep purple, with fresh violet and berry aromas, full-bodied, with very sweet fruit flavors, full tannins and a medium finish. -JS
(Jun 15 1989)