2008 Alves de Sousa

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2008 Alves de Sousa

Post by AHB » 21:08 Sun 14 Jun 2015

Deep red, opaque and with a black centre. Sour cherries on the nose, sour cherries on the palate with lots of blackcurrant. The sourness gives a good balance and patience brings out powerful tannins. There are lovely components and a good balance on the palate. The aftertaste is big and floral and leads to a very fine, big and chewy finish. Impressive port. 92/100. Drunk 06-May-15.
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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