Verkoop Vintage port 2016; zuiverheid, verfijning en structuur
Fonseca – Quinta do Cruzeiro
Volgens de traditie op Saint Georges Day, 23 april 2018,
Het jaar 2016 kenmerkt zich door twee uitzonderlijke factoren. De lente was extreem nat met hevige neerslag. Het voordeel hiervan was dat het waterreservoir in de bodem werd
Commenting on the viticultural year: “The harvest of 2016 will be remembered as having started very late. Fonseca’s Quinta do Cruzeiro started picking right at the end of September and Quinta do Santo António at the beginning of October. This was due to the late start to
Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and dried flowers plus hints of slate follow through to a full body, very fine tannins and a driven and linear finish. Orange peel and dried fruit. Sleek and racy. Ready to try in 2024.
Extremely dark blackish crimson (like Graham 2016!). Rather savoury and minerally on the nose. Such a strong, almost minty personality. Lovely blend of freshness and ripeness, though some may reproach it for slightly less tannins than others. Lovely briny impact. Relatively forward, possibly tempting to drink it quite young?
Kopke Vintage Port 2016 – tasting notes
Candied fruit with ginger and black treacle. Smooth, manicured tannins – buffed and polished to a fine sheen. Medium body, very well-integrated spirit and sugar – the only thing it lacks is a bit more persistence and complexity on the finish, but that may well emerge with age?