2015 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2015 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

Post by AHB » 22:42 Mon 22 May 2017

700 cases produced. Maroon with a slight blue tone, opaque. A lovely fruit-forward nose with lots of blackcurrant and a touch of lavender; very nice but less pronounced than the Graham Stone Terraces shown first at this tasting. A joyous nose. Languid on entry, beautifully balanced with sweet fruit and soft tannins. A huge mouthful of fruit with generous levels of sweet blackcurrant and a delicious fragrance. The balance is the overwhelming impression and gives great pleasure from simply holding the wine on the palate and mixing it with air to release the fragrances. Sweet, slightly sticky , fruit and a finish that gets chewy at the end of the very, very long finish. Nice, balanced and very elegant. 92-94/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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