1963 Dalva Golden White Colheita

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Dalva Golden White Colheita

Post by AHB » 21:39 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Bottled 2009. Deep amber colour with a wide green rim; 30% opaque. Lovely on the nose with sweet almonds and delicate cornflowers. An amazing contrast on entry when the intensity hits with a bump, bringing a sharp and powerful pomelo acidity that balances the intensity very well. A huge aftertaste with the powerful acidity keeping the palate clean and an amazing collection of flavours ranging from nutskins to burnt sugar. 10 minutes later as the aftertaste slowly vanishes there is a lingering sense of coffee echoing round the mouth. 93/100. Drunk 30-Nov-16. Pop 'n' pour.
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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