2016 Churchill Gricha

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2016 Churchill Gricha

Post by AHB » 21:28 Sun 21 Apr 2019

From Churchill. Deep violet colour, opaque centre. An intriguing nose of raspberry and the distinctive clean, pure spirit that Churchill and a few other use which seems to take longer to integrate than some spirits. Restrained raspberry fruit on entry with big tannins gripping the sides of the mouth, tannins with a nice greeness to them. A big grip on the aftertaste with a lovely dark chocolate and raspberry finish of great length. A young Port that will be easier to drink in the future than it is today - how nice to find a young Port with overt tannins! 87-89/100. 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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