2016 Quinta do Noval

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2016 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 20:27 Tue 09 Oct 2018

Deep and opaque. Slightly dirty on the nose, but under this it is sweet and intense with a twist of orange peel. Intense fruit on the palate then a powerful tannic core. Very big on the palate, full of juicy purple fruit; quite possibly the biggest palate of the 20 wines at this tasting. A delicious finish, dominated by the fruit and one which lasts a long time. Stunning - big but very well balanced. 93-95

Tasted 12 September 2018.
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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Doggett
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 2016 Quinta do Noval

Post by Doggett » 15:00 Sun 04 Nov 2018

N16 Deep ruby red. Wonderful nose. Lots of fruit on the palate, but tight with good texture and structure. A rich, full palate but smooth too. Felt like one that would age well and stand the test. A very nice port.
94 Points

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