1977 Berry Brothers

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1977 Berry Brothers

Post by flash_uk » 12:13 Thu 10 Aug 2017

On Wednesday 9th August 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste some port.

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Re: 1977 Berry Brothers

Post by flash_uk » 12:25 Thu 17 Aug 2017

40% opacity, warm red, clear. Lovely sweet smooth entry, great balance and structure. Dark red fruits, damson. I guessed G70.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Berry Brothers

Post by AHB » 13:54 Sat 04 Nov 2017

Quarles Harris. Mature red in colour, 70% opaque. Rather hollow nose with very little showing. Lovely sweet fruit on entry but restrained and initially lacking that je ne sais quois. Gentle tannins on the palate, surprisingly youthful in their feel, support a very nice development of flavours and textures. The aftertaste is full of sweet fruit before a surprisingly big and chewy finish takes over. This is very good port, but also quite early on its maturity plateau. Served blind this was guessed to be Warre 1980. 92/100. 09-Aug-17.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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