2011 Quinta do Sagrado

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AHB
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2011 Quinta do Sagrado

Post by AHB » 15:47 Wed 06 Aug 2014

From a half bottle.

Deep red colour, still with a touch of purple in the rim; opaque. Served cold from the fridge this showed very little on the nose, just some subdued sour blackcurrant and hazelnut paste. Densely flavoured on the palate, with rich and ripe fruit over the top of powerful and gripping tannins. Also behind the deep layer of fruit was a strong acidity lurking away. All these combined to give a great mouthfeel and good, fruit-led, development. A touch of heat on the aftertaste warms the throat but subsides to allow through a tannin-led dark chocolate and sweet cherry finish of decent volume and good length. This confirms my earlier opinion that it is a well made and very satisfactory vintage port. 92-94. Opened 31-Jul-14. Decanted 48 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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