It's November, ergo time for Port. It's terribly cold in Finland at the moment: just the time of year when one needs the warmth of a port. This month will be busy, with one major port tasting, two 2003 VPs lined up and a 20 YO Tawny and maybe even a Q. do Cavadinha 1995. Expect a deluge of TNs!
Decanted 4 hours:
The nose is slowly starting to lose the spirity edge, but it hasn't integrated yet. There is lots of ripe red berries, strawberries and raspberries. But the nose isn't totally red toned. There are darker overtones of liquorice and even a bit of earthiness. Take the spirit out, and it is an extremely pleasant scent - albeit a bit simple and primary.
The palate is still massively spirity. It is very sweet with the tannins well integrated into all else, but there are quite a bit of them. Once the harshness of the spirit subsides, I guess this will turn into a fine, opulent port. It does seem a bit simple, but the components are very pleasurable.
I'll still revisit once more later tonight. There's half decanted away until tomorrow, when the spirit should be settled.
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.