2000 Quinta da Eira Velha

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2000 Quinta da Eira Velha vintage port

Post by AHB » 10:14 Sun 14 Feb 2010

Bottled by the Symingtons for Sainsbury's Taste The Difference range. Decanted through coffee filter paper. Deep red and opaque centre. Nose full of blackcurrants. Silky texture, full of blackcurrant fruit and with soft tannins hidden behind the fruit. Lovely fresh blackcurrants all over the mouth with a dark chocolate core. A warm aftertaste, which fades to a long finish of dark chocolate and dried blackcurrants. Very tasty - but also far too young. Tasty port for the future. 88/100. Drunk 11 Feb 2010 after 18 hours decanting.
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Chris Doty
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Re: 2000 Quinta da Eira Velha vintage port

Post by Chris Doty » 12:34 Sun 14 Feb 2010

Sadly, I can't remember what became of my notes on this wine. I remember thinking that it was quite good for the price it was offered at. A pretty complete, entry level port, that needed significantly more time in the cellar. Full bodied and rich, suggesting either the 2000 or 2003 vintage (Oscar absolutely nailed this wine blind, locating not only the location of the vineyard, but also guessing its exposure). Nice texture and black fruits. Something to seek out if inexpensive.

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