2018 Burmester Arnozelo

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2018 Burmester Arnozelo

Post by AHB » 19:34 Tue 01 Sep 2020

A very different style from the Kopke Sao Luiz. This wine shows beautiful sweet redcurrant on the nose. Powerful acidity on the palate promises a very long life. Gentle tannins in the sour blackcurrant fruit; nice floral undertones. Lots and lots of acidity. This is a much more elegant style of wine which has the acidity to age for many decades. This wine highlights elegance over fruit, but is a very fine wine which is simply wonderful to drink right now. 90-92/100. (Tasted over 5 days to allow the wine to develop and show its full structure.)
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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