NV Maynard 10YO Tawny

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NV Maynard 10YO Tawny

Post by AHB » 13:01 Sun 14 Jan 2018

Bottled 2017. Deep chestnut brown colour, 60% opaque. A wonderful nose of toffee, caramel and dates; very inviting. On the palate this has plenty of flavour, dominated by dates and with plenty of fresh acidity giving balance. Later on the palate there is a smokiness that add to the complexity of the wine. Some heat from the acidity on the aftertaste, with the alcohol adding a touch of fire, but this settles down to a long and very fine toasted sugar and caramelised orange finish of very good length. A very, very good 10 year old tawny. 88/100. 13-Jan-18. Pop 'n' pour from a 20cl bottle.
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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