Winemaker Comments on Harvest from October 1991
The depth and quality of colours and aroma this year is perhaps the best since 1985, with great intensity and a purple hue. In general grapes contained little juice, thus the skin to juice ratio during fermentation was high, giving rise to highly coloured and tannic wines. - Peter Symington
There is no doubt that the 1991 vintage in the Douro has produced some excellent wines… the depth and quality of colour and aroma this year is perhaps the best since 1985 with great intensity and a deep purple hue. - Michael Symington
It was apparent during the vintage that the 1991 wines will be excellent and may well prove to be exceptional. The grapes were in good condition and free from disease; colour and aroma during fermentation were both very good indeed. Tannin levels are also good and it seems that overall the wines will be very well balanced. - James Symington
The depth and quality of colours and aroma this year is perhaps the best since 1985, with ...
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