1988 Poças Colheita Port

SKU #1283847 93 points Wine & Spirits

 Closing in on 30 years in oak, this single-harvest Tawny is spicy and nutty from its time in wood. Its almond flavors are smoky, its citrus fruit fat and fleshy. There’s gentle tension from the acidity, highlighting jasmine notes and the quiet details in the flavor in the finish, where the wine feels soft and complex.  (12/2016)

K&L Notes

Colheitas are single vintage dated, barrel aged ports, so they end up having more in common with tawny ports than they do vintage. Given that this is between a 20 and 30 year old tawny in age, but still closer in price to 20 year old tawny (and a well priced one at that), it's a terrific value from Poças, a house known for the variety and high quality of their colheita bottlings.

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