NV Quinta das Lamelas 30YO White (bottled 2017)

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NV Quinta das Lamelas 30YO White (bottled 2017)

Post by AHB » 21:45 Thu 06 Jun 2019

In my new found enthusiasm for White Port I have been raiding local (and not so local) retailers and emptying out cupboards where I’ve been hiding things which were not red and bottle matured. This is one such (50cl) bottle.

A deep chestnut brown, 50% opaque. Rich beef extract and black treacle on the nose, thick and inviting. Thick texture and a heavy density on the palate, but with a wonderful blood orange acidity which highlights the unexpected tannins in this wine. The palate changes and shows hints of the treacle, but with a rich fruit cocktail. Sticky dates rub shoulders with the blood orange on the aftertaste and finish, ending with a baked chocolate orange biscuit. So many layers of flavour, this is wonderful Port; a sip lasts half an hour with all the flavours that flow over the palate. 93/100. Drunk 06-Jun-2019.
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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