1985 Graham

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1985 Graham

Post by AHB » 14:24 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Mature red, 60% opaque. Candied fruit on the nose. Sweet, spiced and gently fruity on the palate - always giving the impression of holding something back. Tannins make a late appearance but the whole impression is of overly sweet fruit. The aftertaste is amazing, full of tannin and All Spice but all wrapped around a very sweet fruit jelly. The finish has astonishing length. A pretty big wine, but this bottle is a little over-sweet. 92/100.

Drunk at the Berry Brothers Port Walk on 24 Nov 2016.
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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