1963 Van Zeller Colheita

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Van Zeller Colheita

Post by AHB » 09:35 Fri 22 Mar 2013

VZ63C: 80% opaque, brown. Taste very sweet, with lots of heat. Medium+ size. Great late-palate fullness. Very colheita. Lovely throughout. JDAW, January 2013

Bottled direct from cask on 19/1/13. Deep red mahogany, 50% opaque. Big colheita nose, Red Delicious toffee apples! Thick and concentrated on the palate, then a searing acidity bites the tongue. Layer after layer of flavour and complexity. Patience just makes this stunning. A big burst of heat on the aftertaste then a long - very long - concentrated bitter marmalade finish. Absolutely brilliant. 94/100.
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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