Broadbent Vintage Port 2015
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Vintage Porto is a field blend from old vines (80 to 100 years) aged for 24 months in large oak vats. It comes in with 110 grams per liter of residual sugar, but it tastes drier just now, when the tannins are in an assertive phase. Elegant in the mid-palate, this is not exactly understated anywhere else. Showing fine intensity of flavor, this then adds a fairly serious backbone. Quickly drying on the finish, it shows plenty of tannic pop at the moment. Holding it open (and recorked) for 24 hours did not change that conclusion, but after three days it showed its wonderful flavors again, chocolate, red berries and a hint of cocoa. Plus, this excels due to its freshness and lift. It is a classic 2015 in that regard. There isn't a lot of density here, but the grip and steely freshness are impressive. If the pure fruit keeps up as it ages, this is an even bigger winner than it seems to be now. This needs some cellar time, at least a decade or so. After that, it should age rather well, probably better than anticipated, while developing much needed complexity along the way. It is scheduled for release in December 2017. There were 5,000 liters produced.
Wine SpectatorA ripe, forward style, with very polished edges to the mix of cassis, plum and açaí berry reduction notes. Melted licorice, milk chocolate and warm pudding accents fill in through the finish. There's a light apple wood spine and some chewy grip here, but this will move along faster than most in the cellar. Best from 2025 through 2040. 224 cases made.
All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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