NV Justerini and Brooks Director's Tawny

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10975
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

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 Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
DRT
Graham’s 1948
Posts: 14970
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

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:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10975
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

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 Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 2 guests