2011 Marks & Spencer

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2011 Marks & Spencer

Post by jdaw1 » 12:29 Sat 12 Oct 2019

M&S11, made by Quinta & Vineyard. Solid 100% purple at centre, red-purple at rim. Nose has exotic fruit, perhaps pineapple, also sweet absinthe. Palate has heft, dominated by lots of tannin, balanced by some acidity. The same sweet absinthe is there, with red plums. This is a good Port, edge of shutting down, needing twenty years in the cellar.

Cork is printed not branded. Slap!

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Re: 2011 Marks & Spencer

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:40 Sat 12 Oct 2019

Pedantic. Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers-Vinhos S.A.

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Re: 2011 Marks & Spencer

Post by DRT » 18:00 Sat 12 Oct 2019

Andy Velebil wrote:
14:40 Sat 12 Oct 2019
Pedantic. Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers-Vinhos S.A.
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Re: 2011 Marks & Spencer

Post by AHB » 10:18 Tue 15 Oct 2019

Quite possibly Quinta do Romariz or a specific blend make specifically for M&S
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Re: 2011 Marks & Spencer

Post by winesecretary » 18:44 Tue 15 Oct 2019

I think it is a specific blend for M&S. There is a thread from 2017 which mentions it.

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