Served masked. Light khaki colour, with amber rim. Strong rancio and touches of vanilla and nougat. Well balanced, clean, sweet and stylish.
Obviously a tawny style- except it wasn’t! Unclear what’s happened to the colour, as recent 1981 Reynella VPs have been inky black and display typically intense blackberry fruits verging on jammy. The 1971 is excellent but atypical; a much more mellow example than expected. Drink up. Score 90.