2011 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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2011 Dow

Post by AHB » 08:21 Fri 06 Sep 2013

40% Touriga Franca, 36% Touriga Nacional, 14% old mixed plantings, 10% Sousao. Sourced from Quinta do Bomfim (35%), Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira (42%), Quinta do Santinho (14%), Quinta da Cerdeira (9%).

Dark purple with a narrow rim. Exotic sweet pineapple on the nose and so much more. Hesitant entry but a lovely soft texture. The palate delivers slowly but doesn't stop growing. Fabulous perfume to the fruit, which almost hides the tannins. Fragrant aftertaste and a huge, fruit driven finish. A masterpiece of a port. 96-98. Pop 'n' pour. 4 Sep 2013.
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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