NV Villar d'Allen 10YO Tawny

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Villar d'Allen 10 year old tawny

Post by AHB » 17:09 Wed 18 Jul 2012

Bottled 2012, blended by Miguel Braga. This is an early blend which may change before bottling. The plan is to bottle only in small runs - perhaps 1,000 litres (110 cases) at a time. Deep honey in colour, with a firm mahogany centre. Surprisingly little VA on the nose, just a sharp citrus acidity. On the palate this has a lovely smooth texture, and gentle flavour profile and a soft acidity - lots of dates and dried fig. Gentle mocha on a gentle finish. This is a very gentle and elegant wine. 86/100. 15-Jun-12.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: NV Villar d'Allen 10 year old tawny

Post by AHB » 17:27 Wed 18 Jul 2012

VdA10Y: cloudy, also mahogany. Strong heat early palate, with caramel (rather than the 20Y’s fudge), and no dairy. Very long with a hint of mocha and vanilla late palate.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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