Messias Port, 2009
10 Year Old White Port
Bottle size: 50cl
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A fairly rare style of port, the 10 years old white is characterised by skin contact and oxidative maturation. It is made in the same way as aged tawnies, with slow aging in pipes in the Messias lodges. The white grapes undergo a long period of skin maceration and are foot trodden. Following the addition of grape brandy, the White Port spends a year in large oak vats, followed by ageing in traditional oak pipes for a period of between 7 and 15 years.
Excellent. Please note that these bottles are undated and are included here as they are 10 years old.
Dry golden white colour. On the nose stand out vanilla and spice notes, allied to a floral touch. The palate confirms all these aromas, combining a subtle wood and a good acidity confer unique characteristics to this wine, which has a long and pleasant aftertaste. *Robert Parker's Wine Advocate*