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1987 Quinta da Cavadinha

Posted: 22:27 Fri 01 Jun 2012
by AHB
Only the second time I have had this port.

Half bottle. Light red colour, evolved; 50% opaque. Stewed fruit nose, prunes and a sharp acidity. Varnishy flavours on the palate, strongly acidic spoiling the balance of the wine. Dried out flavours, dried prunes, black coffee and a searing acidity. Lovely molasses finish of immense length and huge volume. A little thin on the palate and needing to be drunk up soon but pleasant enough. 82/100. Drunk 1 June 2012 after 1 hour decant.