Burmester 1996 Colheita: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Burmester 1996 Colheita. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Bottled in 2007. Quite dark throughout, with a raspberry-coloured tint on the edge. Sugar immediately stuck out; with that thick sweetness. Youthfulness is certainly obvious, in the middle of the mouth (lychee?). The after-taste has quite a bit of smoke to it and enough tannins remain to give it some body.

Tasted at: Provided by Chris Jay

Rated*: P+

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.


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