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2015 Vintage Port from the Symington Stable

Derek - Wed, May 24, 2017

2015 Vintage Port from the Symington stable

Cockburn’s Bicentenary 2015 Vintage Port

97 2031-50

Spring violets the nose has freshness fragrance the start of the palate bramble and bilberry. Rich in the middle the fruit is ripe the palate velvet smooth fleshy and supple with at the back fresh fruits giving a lighter feel the finish has purity and elegance.

Graham’s The Stone Terraces 2015 Vintage Port

98 2032-60

Fragrant the nose has fresh bramble and bilberry the start of the palate quite light and refined. Depth of fruit in the middle the rich sweet black fruits backed by liquorice the concentrated fruit underpinned by exotic spices lighter at the back understated the finish has concentration yet finesse.

Dow’s Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira 2015 Vintage Port

96 2031-60

The nose is dominated by red fruits the palate muscular fresh in the middle bright acidity. Expressive the fruit underpinned by mineral but at the back there is brooding richness depth of fruit. The finish is lighter fragrant stylish with red and blackcurrants.

Quinta do Vesuvio 2015 Vintage Port

98 2036-60

The nose has brooding richness the start of the palate a powerful mix of black fruits. Sumptuous, rich and ripe, the mid palate is velvety supple richness and power yet at the back there is underlying freshness an attractive balance the finish has style and length.

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2015 Vintage Port from the Symington Stable