NV Quinta do Noval 40YO Tawny (Bottled 2008)

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Andy Velebil
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NV Quinta do Noval 40YO Tawny (Bottled 2008)

Post by Andy Velebil » 02:14 Mon 21 Jun 2010

Bottled in 2008

A very light honey center that fades to a yellow edge with just a slight bit of light green. Such a perfumed seductive nose full of walnuts, honey suckle, and maple. This briefly starts out with thick maple syrup that quickly morphs to large amounts of nutmeg, mahogany, and some citrus that reminds me of orange blooms. While some 40 Year Old Tawny's lack the acidity to keep the profile fresh, this bottle is the exact opposite with it's massive acidity that sears all those flavors onto your mouth. This is one Port that doesn't stop and that includes the finish, full throttle all the way. This is a great example of a top notch 40 Year Old Tawny.
96 Points

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