1896 Dow

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1896 Dow vintage port

Post by AHB » 22:28 Sat 11 Jul 2009

Pale in colour, a dull burnt sienna, and slightly cloudy. Hot on the nose, smelling slightly of burnt rubber. Oranges and citric acidity in the mouth with the acidity creating quite a lot of heat. Dry and mostly dried out but showing some citric fruit - think of biting into an unripe orange. Strange sensation of tannins. A huge burst of heat on swallowing, which takes a long time to fade but eventually settles into a long and delicious finish. 90/100. Drunk 29 June 2009.
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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