2011 Quinta do Vale Dona Maria

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2011 Quinta do Vale Dona Maria

Post by AHB » 21:16 Sun 18 Aug 2013

Nose initially sweet, but later shows stong grapefruit acidity. Soft textured, sweet fruit with a lovely perfume component, vigorous tannins but the fruit always dominates. Fabulous aromatics on the aftertaste and a very long and powerful tannin domianted finish. A very impressive powerhouse of a port that is likely to live a long time. 94-96. Tasted over 1-4 days as part of the extended 2011 tasting.
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