1963 Dow

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Dow

Post by AHB » 21:29 Sun 01 May 2011

The mid red colour of early maturity; 50% opaque. Over-ripe blood oranges on the nose, lots of sweet redcurrant. Sharp acidity at the fore of the palate, restrained fruit and soft tannins - dry profile. Lots of tobacco and leather, concentrated. Good elegance on the aftertaste and a big, red jelly bean finish of terrific length. Lovely port. 93/100. Drunk 2 April 2011 after 3 hours decant.
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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