2012 Quinta do Noval

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AHB
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2012 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 10:32 Mon 02 Jan 2017

Approximately 1,000 case produced. Deep red in colour and sticking to the glass when swirled. Sour blackcurrant on the nose, very obvious and pronounced. Sweet fruit on entry, soft and smooth at first but the tannins and acidity come through strongly on the second phase of the palate bringing big, dry tannins. A port which is chewy, dry and full of red cherries. 92/100. Drunk 26-Sep-16. Pop 'n' pour.
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