NV Calem 10YO Tawny bottled 2015

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NV Calem 10YO Tawny bottled 2015

Post by AHB » 21:51 Tue 10 Jul 2018

Dark amber orange colour; 50% opaque. Some bruised orange on the nose with some off-putting chemical plasticiser. On the palate this is sweet, round and full of toffee. Yet the sweetness is held in check by generous apple acidity and a tobacco spiciness. A powerful aftertaste of almond and a little heat, which settles into an orange marmalade finish with a good length. This is very enjoyable, and has softened and become rounder with the extra bottle age. 87/100. Drunk 9 Jul 2018 at the IWC awards dinner.
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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