Notes: Opaque purple, fading to red on the edge. Less pronounced fruit on the nose than the 2017 and hardly any grapes. Exceptional elegance in the mouth: blackcurrants and some fresh red cherries. Very tannic but less acidic than the 2017. Endless aftertaste: much longer than the other Ports from QdN in this tasting. Probably not drinking at its best now, but clearly excellent for the future.
Tasted at: Quinta do Noval Virtual Tasting with 67 Pall Mall
Date: 28th June 2020
http://www.jacob-head.com/port/records/ ... al_2011_VP
(A Note on Ratings
My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: No; Possibly; or Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.)
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