NV Bertha Prior Fine Old Ruby

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NV Bertha Prior Fine Old Ruby

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Re: NV Fine Old Ruby

Post by AHB » 23:03 Wed 07 Jan 2015

NV Unknown Bertha Prior Fine Old Ruby Port. 3 part moulded bottle. Light brown and very pale in colour; thin, watery rim. Oxidised nose, smelling of pumpkin and cinnamon. Lightweight body, fragrant and sweet but dry and full of burnt sugar. Empty aftertaste but a fragrant and lingering finish. 84/100.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
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