1963 Dow

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:15 Fri 06 Jan 2017

Sourced from a house clearance in London. Decanted off a large amount of heavy sediment.

Deep brick red in colour, about 60% opaque at the centre. Cherry fruit and a bit of fresh basil leaf on the attractive nose. Balanced on entry with a pine resin edge to the sour plum and damson fruit. Hot nutmeg on the aftertaste with ground peppercorn and basil on the very long cranberry finish. Still surprisingly youthful and very powerful with the Dow dryness showing clearly on the palate and aftertaste. 84/100. Opened 29-Dec-16. Decanted 1 hour.
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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