1985 Hermitage from Guigal

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1985 Hermitage from Guigal

Post by AHB » 12:20 Thu 16 Apr 2015

Deep red, dark and brooding, 90% opaque. Hollow on the nose but with a touch of red fruit. Smooth entry, dark fruit with black chocolate tannins at first but a powerful and g=fragrant fruit on the late palate. Good acidity balances the aftertaste before a long and delicious fruit driven finish. The tannins are firm but well in balance and support a great length. Complex flavour profile, served blind this was guessed first to be a Shiraz, but the complexity led this to be guessed as Marie Therese 2004 from Crasto. 92/100. Drunk 10-Apr-15 as part of the Doty Cup.
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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