Pocas Colheita 1964, Oporto Portugal
In 1918, a few months before the Armistice, Manoel Domingues Poças Júnior, who had been born in the heart of the Port Wine hustle and bustle, decided to establish his own company. Manoel Poças was 30 years old and he had some experience in this business. With his uncle, he created a company to sell grape spirits to large Port Wine shippers. Soon afterwards he opened a head office in Vila Nova de Gaia, where they remain to this day. Today, with three quintas in the best winemaking areas of the Douro Demarcated Region, Poças ensures its total control over the quality of its wines and the family is more involved than ever before.
A Colheita is a rather rare form of port that involves deliberate oxidation in the barrel, and unlike blending vintages, a Colheita must comprise of a single harvest. This approach allows for the stylistic character of the individual vintage to shine.
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A majestic deep mahogany with traces of tawny, this Port is intriguing and alluring right from the off. The nose, after a gentle swirl reveals notes of dried pineapple, caramelised figs, coffee, toffee, walnuts and charred vanilla. A splendid nose gives way to a truly magical palate; light yet expansive and it seems to hit all the corners of the palate with ease. The freshness and verve is quite incredible given it’s age. A long almost relentless finish rounds of the experience. Serve with blue cheese and walnuts with a drizzle of honey.
Chocolate Desserts, Blue Cheese
An hour before serving
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