1997 Quinta do Noval Colheita

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1997 Quinta do Noval Colheita

Post by AHB » 21:35 Mon 14 Nov 2011

Served blind. Ex-cellars. Bottled 2011. Mid red in colour, distinct brown hue. Diesel note on the nose; characteristically colheita. Full of dates. Sweet on the palate, with lots of dried dates and almond paste - might have been imagination but perhaps there was even some primary fruit! Sweet brown sugar and slightly cloying aftertaste with an acidity that partially offsets this. Drinking nicely now, a good colheita. 86/100. Drunk 13 October 2011.
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