2003 Graham

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2003 Graham

Post by AHB » 21:02 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, opaque with a narrow rim. Attractive and fresh redcurrant fruit on the nose with a pleasant sweet undertone. Sweet entry with some fruit trying to come through but oddly hollow on the mid-palate. Ripe tannins grip firmly — so firmly that the fruit struggles to come through. The dryly tannis yet sweetly fruity blackcurrant comes through on the finish with a delicious counter-point from the dry blackcurrant skin tannins. Dense and deeply flavoured this is a great port that gives the impression it is shutting down (or perhaps recovering from being shut down). 91/100. 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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