2011 Graham

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2011 Graham

Post by AHB » 08:22 Fri 06 Sep 2013

40% Touriga Nacional, 31% Touriga Franca, 23% very old mixed vines, 6% Sousao. Sourced from Quinta dos Malvedos (35%), Quinta da Tua (16%), Quinta das Lages (12%), Quinta da Vila Velha (18%), Quinta do Vale de Malhadas (19%).

Very dark in colour with a tiny transparent rim. Restrained nose, but rich and attractive. Fruit forward, but the big tannins quickly grab attention. The soft and sweet fruit is never dominated and brings a lovely curry leaf edge to the palate. Warm and rich finish of great length. A very fine port. 94-96. Pop 'n' pour. 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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