Vinhulen (92 points):
"Rubinrød. Duften har rød frugt, et touch af hindbær, kirsebær og flot frugtstil. Efter lidt tid i glasset kommer der et touch af parfume. Smagen er fed, blød og let sødmefuld med masser af røde bær, krydderi, lakrids og ret heftig tyngde og intensitet. Virkelig vellavet og harmonisk LBV med masser af potens, saft og kraft. Smager dejligt nu men kan sagtens gemmes et par år eller 3. Drik 2018-2021."
Roy Hersh (91+ points):
"From the earthy and dark notes on initial impact, with light and silky tannins, good acidity and a medium long finish, this morphed quite a bit. The tannins grew to be very much chalky and grippy with time. What seemed like an easy-to-drink, fruit forward youngster took a much more serious turn and provided extra length and depth. The mid-palate grew deeper and the finish quite a bit longer; but it was actually the “easy” part where I noticed the most profound change. Early on, I would have said, drink 2018-2024. But I believe it will hold up and drink beautifully to 2032 or possibly even 2035+. This is a well made LBV and very close to Vintage Port character, with blackcurrant, earthy nuances of herbs, tea and black licorice. The 2012 is a Port that will only get better with age and is certainly quite cellar worthy. Remember the name, Noble & Murat!"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (91 points):
"The 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a field blend coming in at 94 grams per liter of residual sugar. Two-thirds aged in stainless steel, with the rest in Chestnut casks, this was bottled unfiltered and with a real cork in April 2017. This traditional LBV is lovely. It is respectably concentrated for this elegant vintage and well on the fresher side, consistent with the vintage and the stainless steel. It has beautiful fresh fruit, purity and focus. The fruit is expressive and capable of developing more complexity in time. The lingering finish is laced with chocolate and blueberries, but it dries quickly, showing off good structure, too. This is very well done."