NV Quinta do Mourao 60YO Tawny (S. Leonardo)

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Glenn E.
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: NV Quinta do Mourao 60yo tawny

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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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Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
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Re: NV Quinta do Mourao 60yo tawny

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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.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
idj123
Cruz 1989
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Re: NV Quinta do Mourao 60yo tawny

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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

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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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