NV KWV Cape Tawny

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NV KWV Cape Tawny

Post by AHB » 15:51 Thu 04 Jan 2018

Served onboard SA 235 from LHR T2 to JNB. An orange mahogany colour, 50% opaque. Smelling of toffee and almonds, of warmth and dusty soils. Smooth textured entry but relatively little flavour at first. The fruit comes through on the mid-palate with orange essence, brown sugar and dried figs - mouthfilling and deliciously complex. Good levels of acidity keeps the palate fresh but this is seriously full-bodied once the flavours get into stride. The aftertaste is delicious, full of caramelised oranges and leads to a finish of great length. This would hold its own against some 20 Year Old Tawnies I have drunk. 88/100. 12-Nov-17. Decanted 1 hour.
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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