1960 Quinta de la Rosa

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1960 Quinta de la Rosa

Post by djewesbury » 22:40 Sun 15 Sep 2013

Like the '72, this was not released as QdlR; at this point the grapes were sold to Sandeman. The port is made entirely from QdlR grapes however.

Colour is very light orange.

Nose is woody (pencils! - I had just been talking about the smell / taste of pencils in malt whisky. This almost smells of writing desk.) Hiding behind is a light, fresh menthol note.

In the mouth it reminds me of 1950s Crofts - Seville oranges predominate [I discovered from Tim Bergqvist that before QdlR sold to Sandeman, they used to sell to Crofts - in the 50s]. Has good tannins, once you wait - they grow, long in the finish. It is spiritous but only lightly, and is lovely in the mouth for a long time.
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