NV Churchill Club Ruby

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Alex Bridgeman
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NV Churchill Club Ruby

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Bottled in 2021 as a special blend only for the Churchill Port Club members, a single harvest blend from the 2015 harvest. Sealed with a driven cork.

Dark black-purple colour with a narrow rim. Wonderful nose, sweet black cherry fruit and a delightful floral fragrance. Delicious! Fabulous fruit on entry, concentrated black cherry juice with some slightly green tannins that give a real bite. Concentrated palate with big levels of acidity giving a great balance. Big, persistent liquorice root finish with a slightly jammy black cherry at the end. A fabulous, balanced ruby Port - certainly better than your average Ruby Reserve! Time to tuck the other bottle away in the cellar for a year or two. 89/100. Tasted 05-Jan-22. Pop 'n' pour.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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