1997 Barros

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1997 Barros vintage port

Post by AHB » 22:31 Fri 23 Apr 2010

Developed colour, darker than the 1997 Foz shown alongside. Some orange on the rim. Sweet raspberry and cinnamon on the nose. Soft and sweet in the mouth, a little thin in texture. Dry tannins dominate at the moment in the mid palate but the sweet fruit shows through well. Elegant and sweet. Pleasant aftertaste, if a little light. Needs another 5-10 years to hit its peak. 90/100. Drunk 19 April 2010.
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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