1827 Quinta do Noval

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1827 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 09:29 Mon 02 Jan 2017

Produced by Joao Allen, where it had been stored upright for close to 200 years.

Golden colour with a pale green rim, 20% opaque. Not much on the nose, just some gentle lemon and lime oils and hints of rosemary. Reluctant to show anything on entry but patience on the mid-palate allows the gentle acidity and soft tobacco to lead a dry sherry-style profile. This appears to be lower in alcohol than modern port and from the dryness appears to have been partially fortified. A good dose of acidity runs right through the wine and supports a long, long finish of lime juice. 85/100. Drunk 26-Sep-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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