2018 Ferreira

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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2018 Ferreira

Post by AHB » 10:57 Fri 24 Jul 2020

A cask sample in half bottle drunk over the course of four days to allow the wine to show its full potential. Sweet flower perfumed nose, rock rose and black fruits. A lovely smooth texture bringing layer after layer of flavour - first the rich, full and sweet blackcurrant, then a fine floral perfume before the fine-grained dark chocolate tannins. Patience holding the wine on the palate is rewarded by more and more flavours. The aftertaste is dry and grippy, bringing the fruit to the front of the focus and leading to a finish that is very long, full of dark chocolate and coffee bean. This is a very impressive, finely crafted Vintage Port. of the three (Sandeman, Offley and Ferreira) this is the wine which changed the most over the course of the four days, with a big and powerful Port eventually emerging from the initial fragrant beauty. 91-93/100.
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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