2004 Quinta do Javali

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2004 Javali

Post by jdaw1 » 00:31 Thu 01 Mar 2012

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Post by jdaw1 » 01:00 Thu 01 Mar 2012

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Re: 2004 Javali

Post by jdaw1 » 20:04 Thu 01 Mar 2012

2004 Javali: red-purple, 90% opaque. Nosing of young pruney fruit. Mid-weight prunes, sweet throughout. Plenty of tannins. Young. Needing another 5-10Y, after which it will be good but not of the very first class.

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Re: 2004 Javali

Post by AHB » 09:54 Thu 15 Mar 2012

Young, almost black and opaque. Harsh and young on the nose, showing unripe kiwi fruit and sour blackcurrants. Smooth entry, a little neutral. Mid palate shows well, with generous blackcurrants and strong - slightly astringent - tannins Very dry dark chocolate on the palate. Dry aftertaste, dominated by birch sawdust and dry blackcurrant before a long blackcurrant finish. Served blind, this was guessed to be 1996 Cavadinha and when the identity was revealed I was surprised by its approachability. 87/100.
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