1890 Burmester Novidade

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1890 Burmester Novidade

Post by AHB » 22:27 Wed 01 Feb 2012

Very kindly pulled by Axel from his cellar to be shared with a couple of guests.

Olive brown in colour, slightly green rim; 40% opaque. Colheita tones VA on the nose, Granny Smith apples and toasted hazlenuts dominate the nose.

Thick texture, huge concentration. Powerful acidity dominates the tip of the tongue and balances the soft treacle and dried fig flavours.

Flavoursome aftertaste, full of coffee. Huge length, that goes through waves where you think it has faded and then it comes back.

Fabulous concentrated wine. Drunk 1 Feb after 30 minutes decanting. 94/100.
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Re: 1890 Burmester Novidade

Post by Axel P » 11:05 Thu 02 Feb 2012

I got very intense mokka and coffee on the nose, paired with a wonderful freshness and some roasted nutty flavours that I did not expect from a Port with this age.

Long, concentrated and fully integrated palate with mostly malt and coffee notes, well supported by excellently structured acidity. Aftertaste went on extremely long. Unfortunately I finished my portion too early. 19/20

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Re: 1890 Burmester Novidade

Post by jdaw1 » 17:33 Sat 11 Feb 2012

Axel P wrote:Unfortunately I finished my portion too early.
Not just you; not just this wine. It happens too often.

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