2011 Quinta das Carvalhas LBV

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Tarne
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2011 Quinta das Carvalhas LBV

Post by Tarne » 21:04 Sat 10 Dec 2016

Deep purple with a baffling aroma which was made even more confusing because I had just used a different hand wash - another lesson learnt. It will most probably be immediately apparent to those of a botanical bent or of a certain faith but for me cistus was a first. Cocoa also noticeable.

Oily in the glass but no viscous mouthfeel.

Almost no heat and somewhat dry. A mouth filling taste of ripe dark cherries which overshadowed blackberry and a hint of cinnamon or nutmeg, couldn't decide which. Good length.

Quirkely different but strangely delicious.

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