2011 Quinta do Noval

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2011 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 18:01 Sun 18 Aug 2013

Muted nose, showing only a little red pepper. Ripe fruit on the palate, nicely rounded before a wave of powerful tannins arrive and grab the attention. There is a lovely purity to the fruit with some truffle complexity. The finish is good, fruity and full of dark chocolate. A good port, but lacking some of the depth of the star ports from this vintage. 92-94. Tasted over 1-4 days as part of the extended 2011 tasting.
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