2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento

Post by AHB » 21:10 Sun 18 Aug 2013

Very herbaceous nose, bringing crushed endives and salad leaves. Time blew off some excess sulphur to reveal beautiful pure fruit on the palate in a satin smooth body. The tannins are huge but superbly ripe to give a massive palate presence. The aftertaste is an incredibly complex explosion of fruit salad and leads to an immense and complex finish. This is a stunning port and one of the absolute stars of the vintage. 97-99. Tasted over 1-4 days as part of the extended 2011 tasting.
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2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

LGTrotter
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: 2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento

Post by LGTrotter » 23:12 Sat 04 Feb 2017

I found this note on the Quinta's website. It only acknowledges "The port forum", rather than the man himself. I found it strangely pleasing that these notes are considered worthy of quotation and an excellent note it is too.

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Re: 2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento

Post by AHB » 14:33 Mon 27 Feb 2017

Reproduced with spelling mistake and all to show it was genuine. Nice to know others read what I write! Now all I need is for someone else to try the port and tell me what they think.
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PhilW
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 2011 Quinta da Senhora do Convento

Post by PhilW » 10:53 Wed 01 Mar 2017

AHB wrote:
14:33 Mon 27 Feb 2017
Now all I need is for someone else to try the port and tell me what they think.
Availability is somewhat limited - possibly due to lots of people reading your tasting note :CC0000:

I expect those who have purchased might be saving them at this point though, assuming 2011 will likely be closing down for a good sleep now before hopefully waking bright eyed and fabulous sometime around 2032 onwards...
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