1980 Graham

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1980 Graham

Post by AHB » 08:22 Fri 06 Sep 2013

Brick red with a transparent centre, 50% opaque. Restrained but very attractive on the nose, showing cinammon and sweet redcurrants. Sweet and poised on the palate, developing with great balance. Elegant fuit drives the flavour profile with tremendous layering of flavours. Gentle fruit and toffee aftertaste and an elegant, lingering finish. Really nice but possibly suffering slight stewiness from storage in a warm cellar. 93/100. Decanted 3 hours. 4 Sep 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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