1998 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

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1998 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

Post by AHB » 09:25 Sun 30 Nov 2008

Very red, very opaque. Herby nose, mixed with ripe pears but pretty closed. Elegant entry with good balance. Restrained raspberries in the mouth, a light impact but with good grip and plenty of elegant development. Great ripe acidity followed by a big aftertaste, filling the cheeks and tingling the tongue. Very impressive - a heavyweight wine with the nimbleness of a lightweight. 92/100. Drunk 27/11/08 after 1 hour decanting.
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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