2013 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

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2013 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

Post by AHB » 21:46 Sun 14 Jun 2015

900 cases made. Cask sample. Purple and opaque. Powerful nose of fresh blackcurrant fruit, slightly astringent and promising a lively acidity on the palate. A fresh herbaceousness edge lifts the fruit on entry, a prelude to some lovely silky tannins. On the mid-palate the tannins gain in power and weight, wrapped in the sweet fruit. The acidity promised on the nose is modest with a lovely elegance being the overall impression. Dry and tannic on the aftertaste, full of dark chocolate and sour blackcurrant. 90-92/100. May-15.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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