2017 Pocas

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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2017 Pocas

Post by AHB » 22:06 Fri 19 Apr 2019

An intense purple colour. Fresh nose of very ripe strawberries, showing some clean alcohol that hasn't fully integrated yet. Soft and smooth fruit with a huge pack of firm tannins; the fruit remiains smooth and sweet but this has a huge tannic load; a really big and old fashoned style of Port but one which has all the benefits of modern Port mahing knowledge. The ripe tannins hold firm through the aftertaste and very long finish that is packed with ripe blueberry. Very impressive, very big. 90-92/100. 16-Apr-19.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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