1991 Quinta de la Rosa

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jdaw1
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1991 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by jdaw1 » 01:22 Tue 09 Aug 2011

Port from the Nineteen Nineties, Monday 8th August 2011, at The Steak Exchange, 2 Exchange Square, London EC2A 2EH.

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Re: 1991 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by AHB » 15:15 Thu 11 Aug 2011

Deep red colour, 95% opaque. Youthful nose, closed but revealing a little fresh and sour blackcurrant. Floral, with lots of violets on the palate but wrapped in a very odd soapy tone. Harshly acidic on the tongue and aeration just brings out more soapiness. Hollow on the aftertaste, followed by a bubble-gum finish that slowly changes to a floral / sweet violet flavour. Sweet and sticky. Guessed to be Vargellas '96. 84/100 - others at the offline were more impressed with this than was I.
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