20% | PORTUGAL

Intense tawny-brown core with a broad brick coloured rim. The harmonious and complex nose has a rich base of molasses and butterscotch aroma mingled with notes of plum and raisin,...
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Intense tawny-brown core with a broad brick coloured rim. The harmonious and complex nose has a rich base of molasses and butterscotch aroma mingled with notes of plum and raisin, hints of black tea leaf and cigar box and fleeting floral scents. The first impression on the palate is of smoothness and density but the wine develops an attractive lightness on the mid-palate with a lively acidity and juicy plum flavours. On the finish, a surge of opulent mellow flavour is balanced by an attractive dryness. A beautifully balanced and seductive wine, at the perfect point of maturity.

The 2007 growing season is characterised by lower than average temperatures combined with several periods of rain during the spring and early summer. Unlike any of the previous four years, there was no significant heat wave during the summer months. The average July temperature was 1.7ºC lower than the 30 year average (1951-1980). The picking started between the 20th and 25th September with perfect warm weather contributing to balanced fermentations which gave plenty of time to extract the entire colour and flavour from the skins, without reaching excessive temperatures. 24 hours of constant rain on the 2nd October changed the course of the harvest. Although the Ports produced after this date are still of good quality due to the fine weather from the 3rd October forward, they do not have the same depth and structure of those produced before the rain. The 2007 Ports stand out for their intense structure and freshness of fruit, balanced with very good acidity levels. The way the spirit integrated almost immediately into the young Ports always characterises a good year.

Colheitas are an excellent match for cheese - particularly soft cheeses such as Brie and Camembert. Alternatively, enjoy with bread pudding and raspberry sauce!

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Tinta Barroca and Touriga Francesa and Touriga Nacional
Country
Portugal
Region
Douro
Vintage
2007
ABV %
20%
Organic
Unknown
Vegan
Unknown

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