2011 Dalva

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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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2011 Dalva

Post by AHB » 09:41 Sun 21 Apr 2019

Bottled under the Presidential label. Deep red in colour, opaque. Nosing of powerful blackcurrant fruit and rock rose perfume, big and pronounced. Lots of deep and rich fruit on the palate, sweet yet with enormous levels of acidity. Lots of tannins show on the mid- and late palate and the acidity rises to searing levels that bring tears to the eyes! A big burst of rock rose perfume on the palate, settling into a deep bitter-sweet dark chocolate and black cherry; great length. All the components for a long lived Port are here, very well balanced and wonderfully harmonious but actually very enjoyable to drink now! 91/100. 16-Apr-19.
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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