2008 Rozes

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AW77
Morgan 1991
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2008 Rozes

Post by AW77 » 14:05 Sat 22 Feb 2014

D+oh: smells strongly of blackberry, some deposit in the teafilter that I use for decanting port, D+3h: dark as ink, smells of eucalyptus and raspberry, in the mouth: raspberry and a nice + pleasant acidity (quite a lot of acidity, but since I really like acidity that was a bonus in my view), the port was not that sweet, more half-sweet or half-dry, medium-weight body, a nice acidity in the aftertaste, quite a long finish (circa 40 seconds), the acidity lingers pleasantly on the palate, we were really sad when the decanter was empty, a really good port, 90 p., I will try to get some more of the 2008 Rozès
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Re: 2008 Rozes

Post by AHB » 01:24 Sun 23 Feb 2014

Was this a late bottled port or a fully fledged vintage port?
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Re: 2008 Rozes

Post by AW77 » 02:55 Sun 23 Feb 2014

It's a fully fledged vintage port:
http://www.rozes.com.pt/index.php?optio ... Itemid=231

The nice acidity may be due to the Sousão grape that was part of the blend. (At least if Jancis Robinson's big book on wine grapes is right in saying that this grape has a lot of acidity compared to other grapes used in ports.)
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