2011 Dalva

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2011 Dalva

Post by AHB » 08:33 Sun 18 Aug 2013

Scarlet in colour. Beautiful nose of fresh fruit and fresh flowers but modest in volume. There is a little harshness to the port on entry and a fierce acidity that subdues the fruit showing a lack of balance at this early stage of the port's life. The aftertaste is a bit green and woody. An odd style of port if this is representative. 84-86. Snapshot tasting on 24 April 2013.
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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