NV Olazabal Finest Reserve

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NV Olazabal Finest Reserve

Post by AHB » 21:26 Mon 28 Mar 2016

A new brand from the owner of Vale Meao. Bottled unfiltered and capable of aging a few years like a crusted port would be; the inspiration was Cristiano van Zeller's Lote 06 based on declassified lotes of port from the 2006 vintage. Dark red colour with a bit of bricking on the rim; 90% opaque. Sweet fruit on the nose, revealing itself to be raspberries when the port moves onto the palate. Soft but with a hint of green grass and tannins. Gentle finish, very pleasant but not long lasting. A light, easy to drink and delicious port. 88/100. Tasted 02-Mar-16
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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