2016 Messias Cachao

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2016 Messias Cachao

Post by AHB » 11:12 Wed 26 Sep 2018

From Messias, tasted alongside the full blend. Cask sample. Not quite transparent at the core. Nosing of soft baked blackcurrant biscuits. Delicious entry with plenty of acidity, generous amounts of fruit and terrific tannins that together have a lovely balance. A good, chewy aftertaste and blackcurrant finish of good length. This is a much better wine than the full blend. 89-91.

Tasted 12 September 2018.
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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Doggett
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 2016 Messias Cachao

Post by Doggett » 15:13 Sun 04 Nov 2018

MsC16 Deep ruby red with inky black core. Sweet, fruity, smooth. Softer than the main Messias, Not as balanced. Lighter than the main release too with a shorter finish. Got better as the night went on though.
91 points.

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