NV Borges Muito Velho

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NV Borges Muito Velho

Post by AHB » 17:46 Sun 09 Dec 2012

This wine was stored in pipes in the Borges cellar until it was bottled in 1947. In 2007 the wine was submitted to the IVDP, who approved it in the category of "over 40 years tawny". The exact age of the wine is not known, but it is believed to have been in the barrel for at least 15 years prior to bottling.

Deep brown in colour, thick and soupy being full of fine sediment making it opaque, but with a slight green hint on the rim. Rich on the nose, with lots of concentrated orange and black treacle. Gentle acidity on the entry, with the burnt sugar flavours providing a nice balance. Lots of concentrated grapefruit dominates the palate. Burnt toffee shows on the aftertaste, before a long and lovely grapefruit skin finish. Enjoyable drinking.

My personal impression is that this was in the barrel for perhaps 40 years before being bottled.

87/100. Drunk 05-Dec-12 on a Pop 'n' Pour basis.

Drunk as part of the Eclectic offline on 5th December 2012 at the Bunghole, Holborn.
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