NV Quinta do Mourao 60YO Tawny

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Glenn E.
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: NV Quinta do Mourao 60yo tawny

Post by Glenn E. » 11:07 Sat 15 Aug 2015

I will post notes later, but wanted to mention that this bottle was hand bottled at the Quinta and is thus technically a cask sample.
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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: NV Quinta do Mourao 60yo tawny

Post by AHB » 17:50 Sun 23 Aug 2015

Deep brown in colour with an opaque centre. A rich nose of a sweet madeira - lots of VA , nuts, iodine and olives; deep and very powerful. Thick and treacley texture. Rich and intense in flavour, complex with a dried date sweetness but a cutting and wonderful balancing acidity. An amazing aftertaste with a huge finish of stunning volume and length. Astonishing port, powerful, focused and everlasting. 98/100.
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Re: NV Quinta do Mourao 60yo tawny

Post by idj123 » 13:26 Thu 03 Sep 2015

Deep, dark, concentrated and contemplative (my wife described it as tasting of liquorice). Reminded me of one of those strong Trappist Beers (Rochfort 10 comes to mind) in that it it certainly required supping rather than glugging. Very intense with molasses and a finish that lingered in the memory.

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Re: NV Quinta do Mourao 60yo tawny

Post by jdaw1 » 18:57 Sun 06 Sep 2015

Quinta do Mourão 60YO tawny, technically a cask sample. Dark brown, 70% opaque. Nose of thick mis-sweetness Madeira. (Indeed blind I might well have guessed a Madeira.) In the palate this was massive and delicious. Smooth, prominent but balanced acidity (again, Madeira), mid sweetness, and extremely long. My note said “100YO Madeira fabulousness”. Excellent.

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