NV Quinta de Val da Figueira 10YO Tawny

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
JacobH
Dow 1980
Posts: 2507
Joined: 16:37 Sat 03 May 2008
Location: London, UK
Contact:

NV Quinta de Val da Figueira 10YO Tawny

Post by JacobH » 21:24 Tue 13 Oct 2020

Shipped to the UK under sail by Port O’Bristol by Xisto! Very attractive colour, almost translucent and luminous pink in the centre, fading through orange to nothing on the rim. Nose is very good. A complex mix of dried fruit, some sweetness and even a little cedar or other wood. In the mouth, more complexity prevails. There is a little fresh fruit with a touch of acidity, then a buttery sensation of toffee. The aftertaste is long but with an intriguing dryness. This is an excellent 10 year old tawny that tastes much older than it is.

Date: 13th October 2020

Rated*: C-

http://www.jacob-head.com/port/records/ ... -Old-Tawny

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—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.
Image

Post Reply