2014 Pintas

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2014 Pintas

Post by AHB » 21:20 Mon 02 Jan 2017

Deep purple in colour with a narrow rim. Sweet fruit on the nose; very perfumed with orange blossom and a hint of lemongrass mixed into the deep blackcurrant. Lovely pure fruit on the palate with ripe and toasted tannins combining perfectly with an elegant acidity. There is a wonderful purity and elegance to the palate before the late palate reveals some unexpected and delightful floral elements. The aftertaste is slightly chewy before giving way to a fabulous black licorice and black cherry finish. An excellent port. Score for this snapshot tasting: 93-95/100.

2,000 bottles produced, available in the UK through Corney & Barrow. Drunk 27-Sep-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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