Quinta de la Rosa 1991 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Quinta de la Rosa 1991 Vintage Port. 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: Still very dark with only a little lightening. Not great on the nose: licorice and pepper. Very nice and attractive in the mouth. Milk chocolate predominates. One of the better 1991s I have tried for drinking now.

Tasted at: “Bring a bottle tasting”, TCP

Date: 3rd April 2011

Rated*: C

* 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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