1912 Real Vinicola Colheita

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1912 Real Vinicola Colheita

Post by AHB » 14:58 Mon 16 Jul 2012

RO12: cloudy orange, 20% opaque. Very tawny nose. Taste not good: sharp heat, very hot, then fades fast. Not my favourite 1912. JDAW.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 1912 Real Vinicola colheita

Post by AHB » 14:58 Mon 16 Jul 2012

A colheita, but no bottling date given. Cloudy, light brown with a barley coloured rim. Gentle colheita nose, quite restrained, not much showing. Sweet impact on the palate, then powerful burning acidity. Little shows on the palate, just a bit of subdued honey and lemon. Hot - unpleasantly hot - and fairly short finish. Not great, especially not in a 1912 horizontal! 84/100. 14-Jun-12. Pop 'n' pour.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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