1977 Dow

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1977 Dow

Post by AHB » 17:22 Sun 22 Oct 2017

No trace of TCA reveals a beautifully mature port. Burnt ochre in colour, 30% opaque, with a delicious nose of mace and warm raisins with 2 hours in the glass. When a sample taken on the evening was tasted the following day the nose had moved to less spice and more sweet redcurrant cordial. Smooth on the palate, slightly thicker in texture than water but so full of intense flavour and powerful acidity. Dry, slightly bitter with quince and grapefruit oil. Very complex and almost overwhelming in power. A huge aftertaste, a little fiery but incredibly long lasting and huge in volume - I swallowed a sip and had time to wash up after dinner before the finish faded. Such a fabulous port it is devastating that it is so badly affected by TCA. 95/100. Opened 26-Apr-17 as part of a charity Port Tasting I delivered. Decanted 1 day.
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

Andy Velebil
Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Dow

Post by Andy Velebil » 19:02 Sun 22 Oct 2017

A good bottle!!!!! When this is good it's really good.


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