NV Quinta do Portal 20YO Tawny

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RonnieRoots
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NV Quinta do Portal 20YO Tawny

Post by RonnieRoots » 13:00 Wed 09 Dec 2009

NV Portal 20 Year Old Tawny
Tasted at Quinta do Portal, with Paulo Coutinho (2/12/2009)

This is a correct glass of port, but not overly exciting. A bit lean and one-dimensional. Paulo explained that the main aim is to make an elegant 20 year old, but the elegance leans a bit too much to simplicity for my taste. Nothing very wrong with it, just not my style.

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Re: NV Portal 20 Year Old Tawny

Post by morteno » 21:06 Sat 13 Feb 2010

It lacks acid. It gets fat and sweet without the much needed acid to balance it. Compared to e.g. the Sandeman 20 year old tawny, this simply doesn't have the structure to be very intersting.

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Re: NV Portal 20 Year Old Tawny

Post by DRT » 23:08 Sat 13 Feb 2010

I had this the last time I visited Oporto and found it to be very light and uninteresting.
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