What to make of a flight of six 1988 Brunellos (no riservas among them)? The wines were surprisingly similar with brambley fruit - all drinkable, some a little drier and showing their age more than others, all to standard. It suggests that Riservas from this vintage could well be pretty good drinking now.
Fonseca 1983 was at least very good, coming fairly close to maturity now - a good rather than great Fonseca. Gould Campbell 1970 was showing rather above its reputation (which seems to be middling rather than top) - I certainly took a shine to it and gave it five stars. It was a UK bottling too (which I feel is not a negative point with Port) by "Clode and Baker".