1985 Graham

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1985 Graham vintage port

Post by AHB » 15:04 Sun 06 Nov 2011

Deep red in colour, with a firm rim - showing less maturity on the rim than the 1994 shown alongside! Opaque. Developed and open on the nose, with dusty violets and ripe loganberries. The mature sweetness of fruit dominates the palate, covering over the firm tannins. There is a nice balance. Huge fruit flavours fill the mouth and yet retain the balance and elegance. A touch of caramel shows at the start of the aftertaste, before giving way to a milk chocolate finish with tannin drying the cheeks. 92/100. 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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