2017 Vieira de Sousa

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

Post by jdaw1 » 12:34 Sat 22 Jun 2019

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Re: 2017 Vieira de Sousa

Post by AHB » 23:01 Tue 25 Jun 2019

Another deep crimson coloured wine. Fragrant on the nose with a perfume of green flowers rather than fruit. Soft fruit on the palate and a generous dose of tannins grow to give a wonderful melange of fruit on the mid-palate. The lingering finish is of the apricot fruit and is fabulous. This Port has a wonderful elegance. 90-92/100.
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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Re: 2017 Vieira de Sousa

Post by jdaw1 » 21:07 Thu 27 Jun 2019

VS17: Pineapple flavours, but quite dry. Dark plum behind. Bigger than mid-weight; very long.

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Re: 2017 Vieira de Sousa

Post by NickA » 21:39 Fri 28 Jun 2019

C9: A somewhat muted nose with attractive hints of red and black fruits. Doesn’t show the concentration or depth to mark out as great but beautiful balance and mid weight. Could be deceptive of course if closed.

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