Vasques de Carvalho – 40 Years Old Tawny Port

Vasques de Carvalho – 40 Years Old Tawny Port

The nose is beautifully elegant, complex and offers power as well as a beautiful finesse of the grain. It reveals notes of dried citrus zests, rose/violet flowers, zante currantand small notes of almond associated with touches of chocolate, caramelization, cardamom as well as hints of tea, nutmeg/leather and spices. The palate is fruity, elegant, beautifully balanced and offers a beautiful definition, a very beautiful precision, a beautiful gourmandize, a beautiful acidulous frame, a small unctuosity as well as delicacy. On the palate this Porto expresses notes of caramelization, ripe plum, candied raspberry and small notes of candied citrus (orange, lemon) associated with fine touches of toasted, chocolate, almond, nutmeg and violet. Gourmandize on the finish. There are hints of fresh walnut and almond on the finish/persistence. There are discreet hints of tobacco and a fine power on the persistence.  

Note (Score): 18.75+/20

Note (Score): 98/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 01/2019

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Muté (Fortified)

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

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)