2008 Quinta do Noval

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2008 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 09:33 Mon 02 Jan 2017

Circa 1,000 cases made. Deep red in colour with a tiny rim and magenta at the core. Subdued on the nose, smelling of fragrant crushed raspberries and juniper. Restrained fruit on entry with tannins slow to arrive; lower levels of acidity than the 2007 shown alongside but the tannins are far more pronounced - although very ripe and toasted. Delicious tannins on the finish, hinting at caramelized fruitskins - long and delicious. 94/100. Drunk 26-Sep-16. Pop 'n' pour.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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