2014 Quinta do Vale Dona Maria

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2014 Quinta do Vale Dona Maria

Post by AHB » 21:31 Tue 03 Jan 2017

Quinta de Vale Dona Maria used to sell their grapes to Symington Family Estates but stopped in 1996. This is a modest purple in colour; showing little on the nose but with sweet and pure fruit on entry. Very soft tannins at first slowly build to give good grip. The fruit has a superb fragrance and leads to a wonderful fruit-led aftertaste and a long finish. This is a delicious and elegant port, highlighting the elegance and purity this vintage demonstrates consistently across the majority of shippers. 90-92/100. Tasted 07-Nov-16.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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