2013 Churchill Gricha

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2013 Churchill Gricha

Post by AHB » 13:27 Mon 28 Mar 2016

Churchill's single quinta. Deep purple with a purple rim. Cheesy nose, mixing fruit and stilton - reminding me of the nose of the Churchill 2011 in the first few months. I wonder if Churchill use a unique spirit that takes longer to integrate than most producers. The port is harsh on entry, full of powerful acidity and tannins mixed with ripe fruit. A nice blackberry finish full of ripe tannins. 87-89/100. Tasted 02-Mar-16.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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