2012 Quinta do Noval

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2012 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 23:28 Sun 29 May 2016

Youthful purple and opaque. Soft and fruity on the nose, with the expected blackcurrant but also a surprise, a softer and less aggressive whitecurrant. Smooth entry with lots of initial blackcurrant. Masses of fruit hiding some fine and ripe tannins. A great fragrance to the palate and huge levels of sharp, focused fruit backed up by lots of sherbert lemon acidity, A great aftertaste with a huge finish of pepper, lemon juice and blackcurrants. Great length. This has nothing like the opulence of the 2011 vintage but has its own great focus and fruit. 93/100. 04-May-16
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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