NV Graham Crusted 1985

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Graham Crusted 1985

Post by AHB » 20:33 Sun 22 Oct 2017

On the brown side of brick red, 50% opaque. Cedar and tobacco on a red jelly nose, lots of dust and ash. The ash and dust overlays some sweet redcurrant cordial before a strong cracked pepper drives through the sweet fruit. The layers of fruit are generous on this medium-bodied port. Lots of heat on the aftertaste before a finish of woody and dry licorice root with a touch of VA. 87/100. Drunk 04-May-17. 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

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