2011 Chryseia

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2011 Chryseia

Post by AHB » 09:01 Fri 01 May 2015

2,500 cases produced. Deep red in colour with an opaque centre and a dark, cherry-red coloured rim. A surprising element of almond paste lurks under the fruit on the nose - very unexpected. There is a harsh element to the fruit on the palate and powerful tannins. Patience on the palate allows the fruit to come through to match the levels of the tannins. Fragrant fruit leads the aftertaste with chewy green woodstems on the finish but with a wonderful lifted fruit component. 91/100. Drunk 24-Feb-15.
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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