Quinta da Corte, Vintage Porto

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Coming from an exceptional plot in the Quinta, this 2015 vintage, red in color with Indian ink reflections, reveals its true qualities right from the outset: an intense nose of blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry purée, cocoa, tobacco, pepper, cardamom and mild roasted notes is already a delight, and the palate confirms this first impression with an attack which is broad, full and powerful from the beginning before extending itself generously over a velvety, sensual underlying structure. There are flavors of over-ripe red and black berries and spices, with lively undertones which contribute to a well-balanced and harmonious whole. The long, robust finish, with its distinct but well-blended tannins, holds a promise of admirable keeping qualities. Still young, it can only grow in complexity in the years to come. After the grapes are sorted in the field and on sorting tables, they are placed in granite vats called lagares, where they will be treaded by foot. As a fortified wine, the fermentation is stopped by adding wine brandy. Aging: 20 months in casks