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Quinta da Devesa, 1944 Colheita Port

Colheita Port in presentation box
***95 Points - Robert Parker***

Bottle size: 50cl

ABV: 20%


$555.76 USD

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Quinta da Devesa 1944 Tawny Colheita Port.
We are delighted to exclusively bring you a piece of history. This was one of the earliest surviving vintages made by Quinta da Devesa after it was acquired by the Fortunato family (in 1941). The 1944 is made from grapes harvested in that year - when the world was at war. The casks have been carefully maintained by the family, ageing gracefully until it was bottled in 2022. The the current generation are delighted to be able to share this rare Port with you, its longevity a testament to the previous generations who put so much care and attention into its creation back in 1944.

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Tasting Notes:
The deep tawny colour has green, verdant flecks around the edges highlighting that you are about to taste a wine of great age. On the nose there are complex notes of dried fruits, raisins tobacco, spices and caramel. On the palate, these combine to make a powerful fusion supported by a lively acidity - this is an immense wine with a silky texture. The finish is an endless crescendo of flavours and textures. VWP (TC) Note Feb 22 (Tasted at Q da Devesa).

1944 Quinta da Devesa Technical Sheet

Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations, and the bottle should remain in an upright position. If stored correctly, Colheita Ports will keep for decades in the bottle. Over time, it is natural that a little sediment will form at the bottom of a bottle of colheita Port wine. Once opened colheita Port should be stored in a fridge and should be consumed within 3 months. Colheita Ports do not require decanting and are best served at a temperature between 14 and 16°C.

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95 Points Mark Squires - E Robert Parker 7/2019
The 1944 Colheita Tawny Port is a field blend bottled in 2018 with a bar-top cork, 120 grams of sugar and 21% alcohol. This has been seen before, but before IVDP approval (although I was unaware of that). Filipe Marinho says that the winery "had to make some small adjustments (filtration, etc.) for the IVDP to approve it. We released it only in October, and this is the actual wine that is being shipped." The last time I saw this, it seemed a bit overly mature, showing some signs of the fruit cracking. This seems better, a bit fresher. The juicy finish is rather spectacular. It is powerful, gripping and lively. The flavors are delectable and the unctuous texture allows this to show off its fine concentration. Drink Now - 2050+ Published July 2019

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