2016 Quinta da Romaneira

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2016 Quinta da Romaneira

Post by AHB » 10:56 Tue 06 Nov 2018

Shown at the joint 2016 Preview Tasting organised by SFE, TFP and Quinta do Noval.

1,000 cases produced and available in the UK from Lea & Sandeman. Purple edge to the glass. A delightful nose with wonderful fruit that is sweet and concentrated while also being elegant and beautiful. Satin textured palate, elegant and angelic fruit yet with the acidity needed for long and elegant life. This port is balanced, poised and focused; the tannins needed are in the wine but are overwhelmed by the fruit and acidity. Gentle peppercorn shows on the aftertaste but the overall impression of this port is one of elegant poise. The fabulous long finish highlights the minerality of the wine and gives a perfect finish. Wonderful elegance and refinement. 93-95/100. Tasted 17-May-18.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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