NV The Port Society Finest Reserve

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
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19598
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

NV The Port Society Finest Reserve

Post by jdaw1 » 00:25 Sat 20 Aug 2011

NV The Port Society Finest Reserve Lote 08
Emergency Drinking, The Crusting Pipe, Friday 19 August 2011. Links:

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19598
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: NV The Port Society Finest Reserve Lote 08

Post by jdaw1 » 18:37 Sat 20 Aug 2011

Name of this thread corrected per AHB’s instructions.

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10937
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: NV The Port Society Finest Reserve Lote 08

Post by AHB » 19:29 Wed 24 Aug 2011

Very deep red in colour; opaque. Sharp nose, focussed blueberry and violets. Smooth entry, lots of violets and sweet blackcurrant; a big palate presence with soft tannins and lots of acidity - and tannins that grow to be quite chalky and dominating. Lots of fruit in the mouth. Slight heat on the aftertaste and early finish from the acidity, but this fades to leave a very lively chalky blackcurrant finish of terrific length. A good port to tuck away for 5-10 years. 87/100.

Perhaps someone who knows could post the blend that went into making this wine?
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: No registered users and 5 guests