1985 Dow

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1985 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:51 Mon 03 Apr 2017

Mid red and mature appearance; 80% opaque. Gentle, fresh and fruity nose - much younger smell than would be expected from the colour and appearance. Lovely mature fruit on entry, balanced and fresh with perfect acidity. Sweet fruit on the mid-palate with just a hint of tannins; the whole combines to give a terrific sense of freshness and balance. Blackberries are all over the aftertaste and fresh finish. This is very fine port at its peak, but not in a hurry to be drunk. 94/100. Drunk 21-Feb-17.
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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