2012 Barao de Vilar

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2012 Barao de Vilar

Post by AHB » 21:11 Sun 14 Jun 2015

Deep purple in colour, opaque and with a very narrow rim. Somewhat subdued on the nose showing a little hedgerow and forest fruits. Nice texture in the mouth, very smooth and with good poise. Soft, slightly fat fruit wrapped around a core of acidity. The tannins are soft and well balanced with the whole, giving a nicely constructed impression. Late on the palate there is a lovely perfumed tone. The aftertaste is sticky and full of perfumed blackcurrants. This is a lovely and elegant port. 90-92/100. 06-May-15.
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