Quinta Vale d’Aldeia 2020 Vintage Port

Quinta Vale d’Aldeia 2020 Vintage Port

The wine has a deep ruby color with purple reflections. The nose offers a fresh and gourmand fruitiness, slightly tangy, which gives the wine freshness and airiness. It expresses notes of fresh morello cherry, wild strawberry, fresh wild plum, wild blackberry, crème de cassis, red cherry jam, morello cherries, as well as a refreshing herbaceous touch of basil, peppermint, rosemary in syrup, rose petals in syrup, a touch of peony, as well as a fine spiciness and woody touch (toasted wood, sweet coffee, toasted vanilla, a touch of liquorice, crushed coriander seeds and cumin). The palate is powerful, rich and warm, but silky and gourmand. It expresses notes of crushed wild strawberry, cherry in kirsch, morello cherry jam, crème de cassis, prunes in Armagnac, plum jam, a tannic side of wild plum, as well as dark chocolate with mint, of dried peppermint, a savoury spiciness (licorice, a hint of cinnamon and vanilla, toasted coriander seeds), as well as a touch of rosemary in syrup and a hint of roasting (coffee, toasted bitter almond). The finish is persistent, tannic (but the texture of the tannins is refined and melted), rich and savoury, with a precise note of prunes in chocolate. Controlled power and gourmandise.

Note (Score): 16.25+/20

Note (Score): 92-93/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 12/2023

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Guerin de Tourville Valentina

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Conventionnelle (Conventional Farming)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)

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