1963 Dow

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:41 Tue 31 Oct 2017

Drunk at the Casa Ribeira Restaurante (where they do an excellent suckling pig). Bottle was sourced from a London house clearance.

Brick red colour, mature in appearance; 70% opaque. A lovely nose of mature fruit, softly spiced steeped raisins and bitter cranberries. The port has a wonderful balance and texture on entry delivering a nice clean mouthfeel, dry but with plenty of ripe fruit. Fruit dominates the mid-palate with mace and all spice livening up a plethora of dried fruits. The finish matches the quality of the rest of the experience, with lingering flavours of sour cherry. This was a very fine bottle of a terrific port. 95/100. 22-Jun-17. Decanted 5½ hours.
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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