1960 Dow

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1960 Dow vintage port

Post by AHB » 13:45 Mon 13 May 2013

A third bottle (bottle c) from the single lot of unknowns bought at auction. Orange in colour with a light rim; 25% opaque. Mature but oxidised on the nose, showing lots of rosemary. Raisins on the palate with an attractive fresh acidity to underpin the flavours. There is plenty of fruit, but this is quite dry and shows the tannins quite clearly. Hot aftertaste, with a massive finish of immense length. Served blind, this was guessed to be Dow 1966. 92/100. Drunk 23 April 2013 with a 6 hour decant.
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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