1945 Graham

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1945 Graham

Post by AHB » 00:31 Mon 30 May 2016

A mid-shoulder fill from a bottle which was had started to leak rapidly.

Deep burnished redwood in colour, clear and attractive; 50% opaque. A little book dust on the nose, perhaps a hint of maraschino cherry. Thick in texture, full of red licorice and sweet raspberry jelly; infused with cinnamon and nutmeg, wonderful spices all over the fruit. Great balance. A flash of acidic heat, perhaps with the alcohol giving a slight burn on the aftertaste before a long and massive finish that lasts 2-3 minutes and makes the cheeks tingle. A fabulous port. 94/100. 26-May-16. Decanted 1 hour
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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