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Van Zeller 40 Year PortPort Varieties from Portugal

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  • 95 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

Rating:

95

The NV 40 Years Very Old Tawny Port is a field blend from vines averaging 35 years in age. It was bottled in November 2019 with a long cork and 105 grams of residual sugar. This was juicier and more expressive than the relatively stern 30 Year this issue on the first pours, but they came closer together. The 30 Year has good acidity too. This 40 Year does eventually show a bit more maturity and complexity to go with its lively demeanor, but it seems almost as fresh as the 30 Year and a bit less austere. Delicious at the same time, it touches all the bases. That includes the very long finish, of course. There is plenty of power as well. This is a big winner in its somewhat mouthwatering style. This does have a small edge over the 30, but they both are great and reasonable minds might differ.

Product Detail

Item # 123594
Country Portugal
Region Port
Sub-Region Port
Ratings

95 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage N/A
Color Red
ABV 20.0%
Varietal(s) Port Varieties
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Dessert
Taste cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit
Nose cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit