This wine may be dirty and have damaged labels that match its age. The Garrafeira Nacional is obliged to store all the wines at the correct temperature and humidity but always opts to maintain the visual aspect inherent in their age. We usually select the brands/regions that usually make a good figure in old wine tastings. However, the wine is a living organism that like others is exposed to the time and although inside a bottle the aromas are subject to different evolutions. Thus, Garrafeira Nacional can not be held responsible for the quality of the wine, since it is an old wine. Our recommendation is to open and let air the bottle beforehand as it will help release the natural aromas of wine after so many years closed. Avoiding wine decanting may be too aggressive for older wines.