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  • 2016 Quintas do Homem Arinto Vinho Verde Vale do Homem – Portugal, Minho, Vinho Verde (5/25/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Straw to light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of yellow pear, lime and apricot. Flavors of lemon, quince and lime. Bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2000 Fonseca Porto Vintage – Portugal, Douro, Porto (10/6/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and decanted before serving.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of sorghum, anise and black currants. Flavors of almonds,, sorghum and dried plums. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. No rush. (94 points)

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  • 1985 Fonseca Porto Vintage – Portugal, Douro, Porto (2/22/2017)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Decanted for roughly 7 hours before serving.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Beautiful nose of currants, nuts and dried plums. Rich flavors of black currants, sweet plums and golden raisins. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (95 points)

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  • 1966 Kopke Porto Colheita – Portugal, Douro, Porto (12/31/2016)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Amber color in the glass with some brownish twinges, clear looking throughout. Nose of creme brûlée, sorghum and roasted almonds. Flavors of caramel, licorice and a dash of molasses. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 1906 Sandeman Porto Vintage – Portugal, Douro, Porto (5/13/2016)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind.

    Amber color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pencil shavings, licorice, pepper and some floral notes. Flavors of almonds, licorice and mild notes of sorghum on the medium finish. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. My rating would definitely be a good one but I won’t out of deference to this 110 year old beauty. She should simply be enjoyed.

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  • 1963 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage – Portugal, Douro, Porto (2/24/2016)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light garnet color with a few brown twinges, still fairly clear throughout. Nose of almonds, Kirsch and a hint of brown sugar. Flavors of caramel, sorghum and mixed dark fruits. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 1945 Croft Porto Vintage – Portugal, Douro, Porto (9/4/2015)
    WIML96

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of almonds, melted black licorice, ash and dark roasted plums. Rich flavors of black berries, plums and a splash of molasses. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (96 points)

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