2011 Nova Quinta do Sagrado

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2011 Nova Quinta do Sagrado

Post by AHB » 21:21 Tue 03 Jan 2017

Deep magenta colour with an opaque centre. Soft on the nose with harsh black fruit and a rhubarb astringency. Powerful entry with primary fruit and green, assertive tannins fighting for supremacy. A big mouthful with plenty of acidity and a good chewiness that mellows with patience. There is a dry harshness to the fruit which continues on to the aftertaste - but there is also much promise for the future. This may just be starting to shut down and lose its initial balance. 89/100. 07-Nov-16.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Taylor 2010 LBV
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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