2000 Warre Colheita

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2000 Warre Colheita

Post by AHB » 22:14 Sun 05 Nov 2017

On offer at the BA lounges (Concorde Room, First and Galleries South) at Heathrow Terminal 5.

Bottled 2016. Deep mahogany brown colour with a chestnut brown edge; 70% opaque. Warm treacle on the nose, sweet but spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Initially a touch hollow but fills nicely on the mid-palate, which nicely delivers a good level of acidity to support the black treacle and walnut flavours. The late palate is dominated by burnt orange zest. A slight burn from the acidity lights up the aftertaste and leads to significant heat on the finish before settling to a long burnt toffee finish. This is pleasant enough, but a bit heavy and clumsy on the palate. 86/100. 29-Aug-17.
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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