1991 Quinta de la Rosa

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1991 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by DRT » 23:11 Thu 19 Jan 2012

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Decanted 24 hours.

Dark red, slightly cloudy. Nice floral nose. Very smooth, medium weight, with lots of ripe fruit and dry, powdery tannins. I like this port.
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Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1991 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by AHB » 00:48 Fri 20 Jan 2012

Dark red, solid and opaque at the centre. Crushed blackcurrants on the nose, attractively floral. Dense black cherry on entry, a dry edge with the tannins hidden under the fruit; a touch of VA in the palate - or perhaps over-ripe fruit. Deep and intense with a lovely balance. Lovely black cherry and dark chocolate aftertaste and finish. A great example of a '91 that will reward further time in the cellar. Delicious. 90/100. Drunk 19 Jan 2012 after 24 hours decant.

One thing I noted going back through my tasting notes is that this port really benefits from an extended decant at the moment. When tasted after 24 hours, I consistently score this in the low 90s. When popped and poured, I score this in the low- mid-eighties.
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