2008 Duorum Vinha de Castelo Melhor

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2008 Duorum Vinha de Castelo Melhor

Post by jdaw1 » 16:07 Sat 09 Apr 2011

Tasted at The Big Fortified Tasting, a trade fair in London at Glaziers Hall on Wed 06 April 2011 (Review thread, containing links to other tasting notes). This being a large trade-fair event, tasting notes generally brief.

DCM08. Squid ink, 90% opaque. To taste rich plum-like fruit, with heat mid-palate. Only £12+VAT.

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Re: 2008 Duorum Vinha de Castelo Melhor

Post by JacobH » 14:25 Thu 14 Apr 2011

Duorum 2008 SQVP
Vinha de Castel Melhor. Much more fruit than the 2007. Some floral elements too. Nice round tannins. Will be interesting to see how it develops.

I remember someone asking what the significance of Vinha de Castelo Melhor was but cannot remember the answer. Is it just a name?
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Re: 2008 Duorum Vinha de Castelo Melhor

Post by AHB » 08:39 Tue 03 May 2011

Black and opaque. Very floral nose, open and sweet. Sweet blackcurrant fruit arrives late on the palate with very firm tannins showing under the fruit. Tannins release their grip on the aftertaste to allow a dry finish to show through. Good young port with good structure and balance. 88/100.

I didn't ask the price but if this is £12+VAT then it is excellent value for money.
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