1999 Quinta das Aranhas

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1999 Quinta das Aranhas

Post by AHB » 14:24 Sun 08 Jun 2014

Based at Quinta das Aranhas, at Ervedosa do Douro near to Sao Joao da Pesqueira. Offered at EUR 16.67 ex-cellars. Brick red, 90% opaque. A smelly nose, sulphorous. Silky in texture, with gentle fruit that lifts nicely. A modest palate that is full and rewarding with bitter fruit and mild green tannins. A bitter fruit aftertaste and a pleasant fruit finish. A nice, elegant port. 87/100. Drunk 03-Jun-14.
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Re: 1999 Quinta das Aranhas

Post by djewesbury » 14:26 Sun 08 Jun 2014

Interesting, I read that Quinta das Aranhas (Spider Farm) was the main winery for Sogevinus. Is this a Sogevinus brand or was it made before they acquired the estate?
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Re: 1999 Quinta das Aranhas

Post by AHB » 21:46 Sun 08 Jun 2014

The impression I was given by the exporter is that Quinta das Aranhas is an independent producer, but have only made the 1999 and 2003 vintage ports.
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Re: 1999 Quinta das Aranhas

Post by djewesbury » 23:39 Sun 08 Jun 2014

My apologies - according to Mayson, it's Andresen who own Aranhas now. Perhaps these are pre-Andresen.
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