1994 Martinez

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1994 Martinez

Post by AHB » 15:36 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Deep red colour, opaque centre, no bricking but no youthful purple. Interesting on the nose, sweet fruit but with a slightly stewed tone that is not unpleasant but is distinctly odd. Fruit forward on the palate with plenty of sweet purple plum and brown sugar. Nice levels of acidity but very little tannin showing on the palate. Soft, slightly chocolatey aftertaste and a modest finish. Pleasant port, but way below the level of quality that this promised on initial release - but may still be out of balance and closed and just in need of a few more years. 87/100. Drunk 08-Apr-17. Note taken after 48 hours in the decanter.
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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