2017 Pocas

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 2017 Pocas

Post by AHB » 22:54 Tue 25 Jun 2019

A gentle purple colour, one of the few wines to be purple in tone. Closed on the nose, revealing a little bruised fruit. Gentle tannins on the palate give a dry core to the fruit at first, but suddenly explode within the fruit to grab attention and make sure they aren’t missed. Parma violets and a lovely green tannic finish. An odd showing, very different from the other wines tasted alongside this one. A Port I’d like to try again. 85-87/100.
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 Pocas

Post by jdaw1 » 21:59 Wed 26 Jun 2019

Pç17: soft palate, some Tayloresque grit. Light weight, with pineapple fruit. Not a giant for the ages, instead fine drinking for now.

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Re: 2017 Pocas

Post by Constandia » 17:37 Thu 27 Jun 2019

Deep purple with ripe red cherry, blackberry and tobacco. Big but smooth tannins and with very nicely concentrated fruit and a good long finish with very intresting mid palate. I'd like to try this in the future. 18/20

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Re: 2017 Pocas

Post by NickA » 21:30 Fri 28 Jun 2019

D6: A dense, reserved, slight spicy fruity nose. Slight prickle of VA. A bright floral deliciousness to the sweetly red fruited palate. Balanced with good freshness through its good acidic cut. Another where spitting was not the preferred option!

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Re: 2017 Pocas

Post by rich_n » 17:47 Wed 23 Oct 2019

I was (extremely) fortunate to be offered this as part of a tasting at Pocas in their home base. An impressive wine with smooth dark fruits in the nose. The palate shows overwhelming fruit; black cherries and plum overlaid with strawberries and redcurrants with superb spice layers. There's a wonderful drying tannic structure underlying and holding it all together, wonderful stuff!

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