1897 Graham

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1897 Graham

Post by AHB » 01:28 Sat 16 Dec 2017

Deep orange colour with a green rim, 20% opaque. Gentle marmalade on the nose together with a kick of whisky. An immediate sensation of gentle toffee and coffee, swiftly followed by a huge burst of bitter juniper and clover honey. Big in flavour, dry and full of bitter orange oil. Very hot aftertaste with the alcohol showing very strongly but this quickly fades to leave the bitter marmalade sensation of infinite length. A fantastic snapshot of history, alive and vigorous. 93/100. Drunk 10-Oct-17. Decanted 20 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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