Author Miguel L Site / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 01/01/2010Drink Dates 2009-2029
This is an unconventional read on this very nice port. Bottle was opened for our wedding Feb 15, 2008. Returned home and saved remainder into heavy glass decanter with stopper, and stored it on a low shelf. Wanting to now use that decanter for a different port, there was a glass remaining of this 1991, nearly two years later. The bottom of the glass was completely saturated with fine silt, leaving a clear ruby glass that was wonderful. It appeared to be preserved, with no oxidation or other faults detectable. Quite full, long, darkly scented with ripe fruit, chocolate raisins, and warm tobacco. Obviously an unexpected surprise. Perhaps it speaks to the incredible longevity of these amazing wines, and the preservation qualities of the fine precipitated tannins. Remarkable.
opened. triple decanted and drunk over a night after 1 hour.
colour: very pale. watery. very pale garnet.
nose: varnish. plum. chocolate. a little reticent at first but opens up after a little coaxing.
taste: quite sweet with a mouth filling sensation that you wouldn't expect from such a pale port. strong on the persistent finish. plum again.
this is a surprise. very fine port in its drinking window now but with years ahead of it despite the watery appearance. delicious.