2003 Quinta do Noval Silval

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2003 Noval Silval vintage port

Post by AHB » 21:49 Mon 14 Nov 2011

Deep red, solid rim and an opaque centre. Beautiful violets on the nose, not as pronounced as in the 2000 Silval. Plentiful fruit on entry and generous tannins give good structure; this port has a nice balance and is elegant in style. A dark chocolate aftertaste leads to a long, fruity finish. 88/100. Drunk 13 October 2011.
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