The 1972 Apicivs Colheita Tawny Port is a field blend that was bottled with a long cork on July 22, 2022, after about 50 years in barrel. It comes in with 190 grams of residual sugar. This has a little more energy than the 1971, but it opened equally closed. Overnight, it woke up alive and expressive, showing rich fruit and a long, deliciously sweet finish. It has a fair amount of energy, too, and complexity. It is certainly very mature, but it is still fresh enough to be bright and lively. The unctuous texture and serious concentration are its best features, though. It simply coats the palate, leading to that tasty finish. This runs around 550 euros in Portugal. This release was launched on September 9 with just 500 bottles, which is all that was left. Each will come with a premium package, including an extra bar-top cork, booklet and certificate of authenticity.
This company's name stands for "Douro and Port Wine Export Agency." In 2013, they started acquiring and exporting "less-known Port wine brands from producers," then began buying and selling bulk Port wines. Last year, they added their own brand, releasing the 1971. They have plans for regular 50-year releases.