2009 Taylor

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2009 Taylor

Post by AHB » 14:29 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Very dark red, opaque centre and a narrow rim. Wonderful fruit on the nose; sweet, ripe and opulent in complete contrast to when I last tried this two years ago. A lovely texture on entry with dense black cherry fruit and huge tannins. The tannins slowly relax to allow the luxurious fruit to ooze over the palate. A bright aftertaste in contrast to the density of the palate, dominated by the tannins and fruit led aftertaste and a big finish. Tasty, but without as much power and impact of the '92. 91/100.

Drunk at the Berry Brothers Port Walk on 24 Nov 2016.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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