2008 Quinta do Crasto LBV

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2008 Quinta do Crasto LBV

Post by AHB » 20:46 Thu 05 Jun 2014

Served by the glass at the Leander Club in Henley.

Deep crimson and opaque. Slightly sour cherry I the nose - sour enough to make the mouth water in anticipation. Warm and poised entry; restrained fruit, soft tannin and powerful acidity. Under all this is a strong chocolate tone that supports a delightfully delicate and fragrant fruit. Slightly too much acidity on the aftertaste but this quickly fades to leave the very long sour cherry that hangs around for a long time. Very nice port. 86/100. Drunk 5 June 2014.
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