2011 Churchill

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2011 Churchill

Post by AHB » 08:24 Sun 18 Aug 2013

One of a handful of ports that have a distinctive nose of super-ripe melons, almost a cheese like smell. The over-ripe melon also features on the palate. Strong dry tannins give good support and accompany some higher alcohol aromatics. Some good acidity shows on the aftertaste before a long finish of chalk and blackcurrants. Unfortunately I find the super-ripeness unexpected and off-putting. 84-86. Tasted over 1-4 days as part of the extended 2011 tasting.
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