1991 Quinta de la Rosa

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1991 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by DRT » 22:31 Wed 23 Feb 2011

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1991 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by DRT » 01:49 Fri 25 Feb 2011

Nice, open, flowery nose. Good weight. Lots of red fruit - some heat - lovely long finish.

This was the WOTN by a stretch.

A great revelation, and a fine example of why these informal blind tastings are a good thing 88)
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1991 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by AHB » 14:27 Wed 02 Mar 2011

Deep red colour, youthful but not a baby; opaque. Lovely and inviting nose; sweet but with an offsetting mandarin citrus edge. Swirling reveals a lovely floral essence. Young smelling, but past the first flush of youth. Intense and concentrated in the mouth, very spicy but with such sweet fruit. Lovely on the palate. A long aftertaste that promises much for the future and certainly one which will continue to improve for at least another 10 years. Guessed to be Bomfim 1987. 91/100.
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