NV Marks and Spencer Finest Tawny Reserve

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Marks and Spencer's Finest Tawny Reserve

Post by AHB » 21:19 Sat 13 Apr 2013

From Quinta & Vineyard Bottlers Lda. A 50ml bottle that came from an M&S port gift set containing a bottle of this, a bottle of finest ruby reserve, a bottle of fine ruby and a bottle of 2007 LBV.

On the nose this smells of toffee and coffee. Pleasant thick texture and medium weight on the palate with sweet dried dates and balancing acidity. The acidity burns on the aftertaste, but then gives way to a dense dried date finish of reasonable length. Perfectly drinkable. 85/100. 11-Jan-13. Pop 'n' pour.
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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