2012 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

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2012 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

Post by AHB » 13:26 Wed 21 May 2014

450 cases produced; cask sample. Purple and youthful, opaque. Very gentle on the nose, soft and floral. Soft sweet fruit dominates the first impression on the palate with the acidity and soft tannins powering through on the mid-palate but the fruit drives the finish. Very attractive, with a lovely balance and minerality. 90-92. Tasted 24-Apr-14.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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