NV Barros 10YO Tawny

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Barros 10YO Tawny

Post by AHB » 21:27 Mon 23 Oct 2017

Deep orange colour, 20% opaque. Toffee apples on the nose, sweet but also hinting at being acidic. Sweet red toffee on the palate with a nice cleansing apple acidity. A nicely done touch of VA adds an element of complexity – it is so difficult to get the VA element right so it adds complexity but does not overwhelm the rest of the flavours but this port gets it just right. Sweet and a little one-dimensional on the late palate with a slightly cloying aftertaste and a lively (but also cloying) finish. 85/100. 24-May-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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