1927 Quinta do Noval

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1927 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 20:29 Tue 31 Oct 2017

A magnum bottled by Justerini & Brooks and drunk at the Factory House on the occasion of The Port Forum's 10th Anniversary dinner.

Incredible depth of colour, dark and barely transparent in the candlelight. Powerful nose of black treacle and dates, a nose which really leaps out of the glass. Superb fruit right from the start on the palate with lots of bramble and sweet blackcurrant fruit. Incredibly youthful, even with some tannins on the palate. Big and lively on the aftertaste, full of fruit, which leads to an immense finish full of dark roasted coffee beans with stunning length. This is a truly amazing port. 99/100. 21-Jun-17. Decanted 3½ hours.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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