NV Quinta de Santa Eufemia Old Reserve White

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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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Re: NV Santa Eufemia Old Reserve White

Post by AHB » 17:17 Sun 23 Aug 2015

From Quinta de Santa Eufemia. There was some discussion whether this could be the same wine as the Casa Santa Eufemia Reserve White which is known to be from the 1973 vintage, although never registered as a vintage wine with the IVDP. However, there was nothing on the bottle to indicate either vintage or bottling date.

Barley sugar brown colour at the centre with a green rim; 20% opaque. A gentle nose of honey and lime with hints of fresh lavender. A lovely entry, sharp acidity keeping the balance at first, but the acidity becomes too dominant on the mid and late palate. Mouthfilling, but delicate in the subtle flavours. The effervescent flavours explode on the aftertaste before a big burst of quince that brings and unbalanced bitterness to the long finish. Interesting to try. 84/100.
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Re: NV Santa Eufemia Old Reserve White

Post by jdaw1 » 18:50 Sun 06 Sep 2015

Quinta Santa Eufêmia Old Reserve White. Strange nose of meat, perhaps even slightly rotten meat. Palate mid-weight, lots of heat, and slightly rough.

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