NV Justerini and Brooks Director's Tawny

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Justerini and Brooks Director's Tawny

Post by AHB » 21:50 Sun 07 Mar 2010

Presumed to have been bottled in 2005, based on the serial number printed on the tin seal. Produced for Justerini & Brooks by Quinta & Vineyard Bottlers Lda.

Decanted off some fine sludge, still cloudy in the glass, with a very fine sediment that went through the coffee filter. On the nose, this brings gentle coffee and roast chestnuts. Hollow entry, but some orange and brown sugar comes through in a decent mid-palate. Good levels of acidity balance quite a sweet port. Some slight heat on the aftertaste, but a good length with spice and creme brulee dominating. Overall, this is a perfectly acceptable entry level tawny port and brings some pleasure when drinking it. 80/100. Drunk 7 Mar 2010 after 7 hours' 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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Re: NV Justerini & Brooks Director's Tawny

Post by DRT » 22:52 Sun 07 Mar 2010

AHB wrote:a perfectly acceptable entry level tawny port
A wine snob might consider that to be an oxymoron :lol:
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Re: NV Justerini & Brooks Director's Tawny

Post by AHB » 01:27 Sun 21 Mar 2010

10 days after decanting, this was quite enjoyable
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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