We are excited to announce that the new Colheita 2005 has just landed from Quinta do Noval. It is easy to see why Christian Seely, Managing Director of AXA Millésimes, says it is the best yet!
Colheita is a Vintage Tawny Port showing the personality of the vintage year and spends its entire life in barrel until the moment of bottling.
Technical director Carlos Agrellos said: “The Colheita 2005 has a complex nose that combines nuttiness with elegant fruit. It has a silky texture with a soft tannic backbone. Some exotic flavours and caramel on the palate provide a lingering finish. This excellent Colheita port offers a full, sweet, rich and smooth taste that lingers for a long time.”
The World of Fine Wine describes it as ‘a lustrous ruby-tawny, very deep for a Colheita. A captivating bouquet, at once fresh, intense, and precise, lifted, open, and subtle; already endlessly kaleidoscopic, by sniffing turns fruity, floral, savoury, and spicy (everything but vegetal): cherry and prunes in Armagnac; rock rose and tea rose; dark chocolate, roasted coffee, smoked meat, and walnut; incense, cinnamon, and vanilla. A densely but finely spun silken texture, with red-laser acidity, perfectly integrated into and matched by the rich fruit, and seamlessly wrapped by the supremely fine tannin.’
Contact your account manager for more information.