NV Fonseca Crusted 2001

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Fonseca Crusted 2001

Post by AHB » 22:28 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Mature red appearance with a wide rim. Atrractive and fruity nose, ripe and full of sweet red fruit. Balanced on entry, followed by lots of fruit on the mid-palate. Counterpointed by soft tannins and rounded fruit. The tannins dry the palate on the aftertaste before gentle berry flavours fill out the finish. Served blind this was guessed to be Niepoort Crusted bottled 2007. 88/100.
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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