2017 Pintas

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 2017 Pintas

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 2017 Pintas

Post by jdaw1 » 21:04 Thu 27 Jun 2019

Pi17: Soft texture, with dark plum, and great balance between acid and tannin. Dry ending.

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Re: 2017 Pintas

Post by NickA » 21:42 Fri 28 Jun 2019

C6: A lightly prickly high toned nose yet maintains a darker fruit profile. A lovely fruit perfume runs through the palate. Bright. Great acid cut and very drinkable today-indeed difficult to spit. The structure is lighter, or extremely well hidden. Quite delicious – but what does its future hold..is this for near term?

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 2017 Pintas

Post by AHB » 17:15 Sat 29 Jun 2019

2 days after the tasting at the Boot & Flogger, I was able to try this again. Smooth, with fabulous velvet fruit, deeper and more luscious than the Quevedo also drunk at the same time. Tremendous layers of flavour lying over the top of big, bold tannins. Long, long finish. This is a great Port. 94-96/100 and is available in the UK.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Re: 2017 Pintas

Post by PCM » 15:00 Sun 30 Jun 2019

Hi Alex,
In May I had the pleasure to visit Sandra and at the end of the tasting she made me taste her VP '17 from cask. I knew (and loved!!) her VP '15 and '16, but this '17 blew me away, exactly for the reasons you described so eloquently. Sandra and Jorge make fabulous wines and Ports!

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