1963 Rebello Valente

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1963 Rebello Valente

Post by AHB » 18:55 Sun 01 Apr 2012

Mature red colour, darker than the Malvedos 1965 shown alongside; burnt rose colour on the rim and 30% opaque in the centre. Slightly dirty rose hips in the nose, full of sharp cranberry. Silky entry, soft rose hips followed quickly by surprising dry and green tannins. Good balance, but a quince bitterness underlies all the flavours. Sweet and fragrant on the aftertaste, followed by a long sticky finish of strawberry jelly and slightly bitter quince. 88/100.
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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