2012 Ferreira LBV

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2012 Ferreira LBV

Post by AHB » 22:42 Tue 31 Oct 2017

Drunk at the Ferreira Lodge. Bottled 2016. Deep youthful purple with a narrow rim and an opaque centre. Delicious and fruity on the nose, soft and with sweet berries. The sweet and fragrant fruit carries through the the palate where it is wrapped around huge tannins which are refined yet brutal — like a bouncer in a dinner jacket. The aftertaste is tannic and drying before finally allowing the blackcurrant skins and pips to deliver on the finish. A big, chewy port full of ripe fruit and which will easily cellar for 20 years, if not 30. 90-92/100. 22-Jun-17. Pop 'n' pour.
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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