1945 Quinta da Eira Velha

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jdaw1
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1945 Quinta da Eira Velha

Post by jdaw1 » 23:28 Sat 02 May 2015

On Saturday 9th May 2015 we had a splendid horizontal of 1945 in The RAF Club, ably arranged by Axel Probst/WorldOfPort.de.

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Re: 1945 Eira Velha

Post by AHB » 20:20 Mon 11 May 2015

Mature brick-red, 50% brick red. A touch hollow on the nose, some harshness and a touch of oxidation. Nice texture on entry and a very pleasant flash of red berries. Then sweet and balanced, perhaps lacking a little acidity, but very flavoursome and rather delicious with so much sweet fruit. A hint of tannins on the aftertaste then a long, big and very fine finish of sweet redcurrant jelly. A lovely elegance to this port and the red fruit. 92/100. Decanted 3 hours.
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: 1945 Eira Velha

Post by jdaw1 » 20:54 Sun 07 Jun 2015

Eira Velha 1945. Dark red, 40% opaque. Palate floral, and strawberry. Lightish, but lovely balance. Fruity and lovely. Very long.

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Re: 1945 Eira Velha

Post by jdaw1 » 10:05 Mon 08 Jun 2015

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(THRA left his notes behind, and has given permission to JDAW for them to be posted. Because of the faintness of the pencil, the contrast has been digitally enhanced.)

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