NV The Port Society Finest Reserve

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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NV The Port Society Finest Reserve

Post by jdaw1 » 00:25 Sat 20 Aug 2011

NV The Port Society Finest Reserve Lote 08
Emergency Drinking, The Crusting Pipe, Friday 19 August 2011. Links:

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Post by Alex Bridgeman » 19:29 Wed 24 Aug 2011

Very deep red in colour; opaque. Sharp nose, focussed blueberry and violets. Smooth entry, lots of violets and sweet blackcurrant; a big palate presence with soft tannins and lots of acidity - and tannins that grow to be quite chalky and dominating. Lots of fruit in the mouth. Slight heat on the aftertaste and early finish from the acidity, but this fades to leave a very lively chalky blackcurrant finish of terrific length. A good port to tuck away for 5-10 years. 87/100.

Perhaps someone who knows could post the blend that went into making this wine?
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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