2006 Churchill Estate

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Alex Bridgeman
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2006 Churchill Estate

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Purchased in December 2009 from Majestic @ £8 and cellared (aka forgotten about in a cupboard) until being opened today. 40% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca and 30% Tinta Roriz.

The fruit is sweet, rounded and perfumed; ripe and fragrant on the nose but beautifully structured on the palate with good acidity and tannins which have softened and integrated. A lovely sour cherry and fresh but ripe blackcurrant palate and long finish. Given the price and level, this was fantastic value for money and I wish I had bought several cases, not just two bottles. 89/100. Drunk 04-May-22. Decanted 2½ hours.
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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