1985 Berry Brothers

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1985 Berry Brothers

Post by AHB » 22:31 Tue 03 Jan 2017

Raspberry red in colour, still surprisingly vivid; 70% opaque. Lovely nose of sweetened cranberries and cinnamon infused oranges. Balanced entry bringing fresh fruit, slightly sour like cranberry juice. On the mid-palate comes more subtlety with cedar wood and nutmeg and gentle hints of tannins. Fresh and lively, focused by the cranberry acidity. The acidity flicks at the back of the throat as you swallow before a warm heat tingles the inside of the mouth. Lots of gentle pepper, licorice and delicious sour fruit. A great bottle of a very good port and one that will happily last another couple of decades. 92/100. Drunk 19-Nov-16. Decanted 30 hours.
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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Re: 1985 Berry Brothers

Post by Andy Velebil » 00:07 Wed 04 Jan 2017

Any idea who the actual producer was?


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Re: 1985 Berry Brothers

Post by AHB » 00:39 Sun 08 Jan 2017

Smith Woodhouse
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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Re: 1985 Berry Brothers

Post by Andy Velebil » 20:14 Sun 08 Jan 2017

AHB wrote:Smith Woodhouse
Thanks.


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