2011 Dow

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 Dow

Post by AHB » 08:38 Sun 18 Aug 2013

Sweet buised plums and ripe bramble fruit on the nose, which takes a couple of days to develop fully. Arrives beautifully on the palate, with perfect synchonisation between the ripe fruit and punchy tannins. Some heat on the aftertaste then a huge, tannin and fruit aftertaste of considerable length. A long term port, powerful and impressive. 94-96 Tasted over 1-4 days as part of the extended 2011 tasting.
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