2015 Quinta da Gaivosa

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2015 Quinta da Gaivosa

Post by AHB » 22:47 Wed 03 Jan 2018

From Alves de Sousa. The first vintage in which both a Gaivosa and an Alves de Sousa vintage port has been released. Dark red with a wide rim. Very muted on the nose, nothing more than a little restrained fruit. Lovely elegant entry with elegant and refined fruit over very gentle tannins. A beautiful balance to the mid-palate with the elegance continuing with the acidic foil to the fruit. The fruit opens up and really hits its stride on the late palate. The aftertaste is modest and the finish is fruit-led. This is a pleasant and elegant port that seems typical of this "pretty" vintage. 87-89/100. 06-Nov-17.
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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