2015 Alves de Sousa

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2015 Alves de Sousa

Post by AHB » 22:39 Wed 03 Jan 2018

The first vintage in which both a Gaivosa and an Alves de Sousa vintage port has been released. Deep red colour with a medium rim. A gentle nose very similar to the Gaivosa blend. Less elegant and less refined entry that the Gaivosa, showing more tannins and less initial fruit. A pleasant mouthful of port, dominated by the tannin. Much more robust in style and one to age for longer. The lovely sweet fruit shows clearly on the aftertaste and finish. This is made from grapes sourced from both Quinta da Gaivosa and Quinta da Oliveirinha. 90-92/100. 06-Nov-17.
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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