2009 Poças Junior Vintage Port
*Top 100 Wines of 2012* Elegant, with a deep purple color and complex, refined flavors of dark currant, ginger, blackberry and dark plum. Boysenberry and licorice notes chime in as well, lingering on the suave and silky finish. Fruity and complex. Best from 2016 through 2034. 12,000 cases made
A big, bold, black vintage Port, already enticingly perfumed, packed with as much rich fruit as tannin. It’s in the sweet vintage Port arena, an immediately attractive wine, yet layered with enough structure to keep it maturing for many years. The final sense is all richness.
Wine & Spirits
Red and primary in its fruit, this is relatively light in body for a 2009. The wine’s intensity builds as the tannins add schisty mineral weight, lasting on scents of pink peppercorn and black mushrooms. It’s approachable as a young Vintage, or could be cellared for a decade to take on more mature pleasures.