1972 Graham Single Tawny

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1972 Graham Single Tawny

Post by AHB » 22:54 Mon 03 Apr 2017

Bottled 2015. Golden brown with a slight green rim, 10% opaque. An attractive pistachio nose with a lively star-fruit acidity. Multiple layers show on the nose. Soft entry onto the palate with smoke, dried pineapple and burnt orange marmalade gripping the taste buds. Great acidity keeps the freshness and balance. The acidity flashes on the aftertaste before a soft heat takes over and leads to a toffee and caramel finish that eventually evolves back to burnt marmalade. A wonderful port. 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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