This '99 comes primarily from old vines, before João van Zeller and the Symington family began replanting this quinta in 2000. Delicious and young, this hits right off with a floral, strawberry scent and a lovely texture. It's more vinous than most Porto, built more like a Banyuls. Tart and grapey, high in tone, this doesn't seem destined for long aging, but at eight to ten years, it should be a star with Roquefort, gorgonzola dolce or a block of Stilton.
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Top wine from this smaller estate. It's incredibly stylish, even as young as it is now. A lighter body featuring more liquid and less plum pudding should mean that it will be an easy drinker come maturity. With pure fruit, spice and lots of coffee already poking through, it has a fine future. Drink after 2010.
91pts. Delicious and young, this hits right off with a floral, strawberry scent and ...
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