2014 Churchill

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2014 Churchill

Post by AHB » 20:28 Tue 03 Jan 2017

Youthful purple in colour. A dirty spirit and almonds smell in the glass - do Churchill use a different spirit from most other people which takes time to integrate properly? Neutral entry, quite dry in style with modest tannins and modest fruit on the mid-palate. Chewy fruit salad chews on the finish with a nice dose of pepper to liven it up. Rather a delicate and light style without the exuberant fruit normally found in newly released VP. 84-86/100. Drunk 07-Nov-16.
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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