1906 Quinta da Brunheda Colheita

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1906 Quinta da Brunheda Colheita

Post by AHB » 11:46 Sat 13 Oct 2007

A very dark brown colour, almost opaque at the centre. A maderised nose, very strong VA with a distinct appley core. A smooth impact with a lively sparkle from the VA. A lovely appley complexity and a stewed fruit mid-palate. The aftertaste brings a wallop of black molasses and creme brulee.

I did not rate this wine as it was so different from anything that I am used to tasting. As we discussed what we had tasted in this wine, we came to the conclusion that what we might be tasting was an extreme example of Douro bake. This was a very, very interesting wine. As a blending wine into an aged tawny, this would bring some considerable depth and complexity even if used in very small quantities.
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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