(English) Tasting 1827 Villar d’Allen Port: the origins of Quinta do Noval

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  • Dries

    Very impressing indeed.
    How did it taste?

  • http://www.quevedoportwine.com oscar

    Honestly, I don’t know Dries. It was dry, with a light green color, black tea notes, high volatile acidity, memorable, unforgettable.

  • Ben Read

    Oscar,

    I took a look at the pictures of the bottle being opened, and also noticed your comment about the bottles all being stored vertically. The cork looked in great condition. Do you know if it had been recorked at some stage?

    Thank you,

    Ben

  • http://www.quevedoportwine.com oscar

    Hi Ben, I don’t think it was recorked. I guess that the fact that the cork is not in contact with the wine helps to preserve it as it is dry. On the other side, in this case it fails to accomplish its main mission: to minimize the oxygen exchanges between the interior and outside of the bottle. But the Allens have a different approach and it’s always great to realize that we can have different understandings even for things we thought were trivial.