WHAT: Manoel D. Poças Júnior Colheita Port 1991 Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Dour, Portugal
WHY: Port producers vinify the year’s crop and eventually blend it with all the other port they’ve got stored away. But occasionally someone decides, “Wow, this year is so good, I’m gonna age it and bottle it on its own, unblended.” Hence vintage port. 1991 was one of those years. Júnior’s all cognac-like, raisins, chocolate and almonds held together with great structure.
PRICE: 750 ml/$32.95
AVAILABILITY: At most Vintages outlets as of June 21 (product #581140)