2017 Maynard

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

Post by AHB » 22:08 Fri 19 Apr 2019

From Barao de Vilar. Intensely red, so much so that a swirl stains the glass! An attractive but gentle nose of sweet blackcurrants with a pleasant floral undertone. Smooth in texture with nicely balanced fruit, dense and concentrated with distinct tannins hiding under the fruit; good cleansing acidity; Amazing length of finish, full of sweet and slightly bitter blackcurrant that just goes on and on. Biig, balanced with great fresh fruit, but lacking a little finesse found in some of the Ports from this vintage. 88-90/100.
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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