Vieira de Sousa Vintage Port – 750 ml (2017)


98 Points, Robert Parker

“The 2017 Vintage Porto is an unoaked field blend coming in at 119 grams per liter of residual sugar. This was about a month from bottling when seen, but it was the final blend. Tight, fresh, silky and sweet, this delectable Port has mid-palate finesse and serious structure. After aeration, it seemed even more serious, and drier than statistics might suggest. Superior to the producer’s 2016 by a good margin, this is impressive on many fronts. True, it was not quite bottled and has some time to go, but it looks like a big winner. The only question now is how fine it will become. This won’t be one of those that you can drink very young, though, at least not without a lot of decanting. It has some old-school power, even if the tannins are not impossibly hard. Once you get past the sugar, however, the hammer comes down. This focused Port was brilliant the next day too. And four days later.”

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