2000 Graham

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2000 Graham

Post by AHB » 21:01 Sun 29 Oct 2017

Drunk at the Graham's Lodge at the end of a tour of the new visitors centre. Ex-cellars.

Deep red with the bricking tone just starting to appear; 95% opaque. Quite fresh smelling on the nose with plenty of fruit, but not yet settled down into a mature balance being still slighty aggressive and youthful. Nice and balancd on entry showing what the nose will develop into; the fruit is a little restrained and surprisingly dry. The texture is a little watery but the palate is full of flavour, with delicious toasted tannins and a good focus of acidity. A lovely warm aftertaste fills the mouth before a delicious dry tannin-driven finish. This needs another 20 years but will be a very fine port. 90/100. 20-Jun-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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