1946 Dow

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1946 Dow vintage port

Post by AHB » 11:49 Sat 05 Nov 2011

Pale brown in colour, green tinge on the rim; 20% opaque. Sweet brown sugar and a sharp rosemary or antiseptic on the nose. The entry was dominated by the sharp acidity that overpowered the sweet sultanas and concentrated orange zest. Light bodied, sweet and very evolved. Delicate aftertaste and a bitter orange finish of extraordinary length. A fragile wine, probably declining but whose rarity forgives some flaws. 87/100. Drunk 14 October 2011.
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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