1999 Dow Bomfim

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1999 Dow Bomfim

Post by AHB » 22:58 Sat 12 May 2012

Deep red in colour; opaque. Lovely fruity nose, full of concentrated blackcurrant. Silky texture, but little immediate fruit. The mid-palate brings all the fruit to the fore; huge amounts of sweet blackcurrant and dark chocolate. A bit of a burn on the aftertaste, then a dry black chocolate finish of good length. The tannins are very gentle and the port is full flavoured and extremely approachable now. 86/100. Drunk 12 May 2012 without decanting.
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