NV Marks and Spencer Finest Reserve Ruby

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Marks and Spencers Finest Reserve Ruby

Post by AHB » 00:03 Sat 10 Dec 2011

From Quinta & Vineyard Bottlers Lda.

Deep red in colour, opaque and dense looking. Violets and sweet black fruit dominate the modest nose. Fruit is modest, but develops nicely and is supported by evident tannins. The aftertaste is full of fruit and the finish is very long and full of dry chocolate. This port has a great finish, but is light on the nose and a little simple on the palate. 83/100. Not bad for an emergency cellar defender.
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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