1985 Mont Blois Muskadel Pomphuis

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1985 Mont Blois Muskadel Pomphuis

Post by AHB » 01:39 Sat 16 Dec 2017

From the Hoopsrivier Ward of Robertson. A fortified white muscadelle which the family have made for many years but which they stopped bottling (and sold on to other wineries) in 1985. This vintage is not for sale but was being shown to allow buyers to know how these wines would mature in the bottle.

An astonishing colour - the colour of mint humbugs! The mint comes through strongly on thenose , very pronounced. Surprisingly sweet on the palate with none of the mint which was promised by the nose, but lots of caramel and soft toffee with hints of coffee. A creamy combination, like creme brulee. A flash of acidity on the aftertaste before a sweet caramel finish with a great length. A wonderful opportunity to see what the 2016 vintage will turn into with 30 years in the bottle. 89/100. 11-Oct-17.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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