2016 Quinta da Gaivosa

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2016 Quinta da Gaivosa

Post by AHB » 10:37 Tue 06 Nov 2018

Quinta da Gaivosa from Alves de Sousa, available in the UK through Top Selections. 19.5% alcohol.

Deep red with a wide rim, one of the ports made from this vintage in the more lightly extracted style for colour. Exuberant on the nose with lots of redcurrant and a touch of cigar tobacco. A delightful silky texture on the palate. Restrained at first, then the fruit arrives, flower perfume emerges and the balance of the wine starts to shine through. Elegant and balanced the wine has a lovely freshness on the palate. The tannins are modest and mostly dominated by the fruit, the acidity is balanced well against the vivacious pure fruit. Great finish. This is a port in the more elegant of the two styles seen from the vintage. 88-90/100. Tasted 29-Oct-18.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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