2004 Quinta do Noval Nacional

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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2004 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by AHB » 10:47 Thu 26 Sep 2013

190 cases made, not released. A blend not yet declared but under consideration. Deep red with a narrow rim. A slight reductive nose, but underneath is an elegant combination of fresh flowers. Mid-weight entry, bringing a lovely initial combination of flowers, fruit and tannin. The tannins grow first, taking a firm grip before allowing great fruit to display. There is more elegance on the late palate as the fruit develops more aromatics and the tannins relax. Dry tannins dominate the aftertaste and finish, which is full of sticky fruit that persists for a long time. This is lovely port with a surprising elegance. 95/100. Drunk 16-Sep-13
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Re: 2004 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by djewesbury » 10:48 Thu 26 Sep 2013

You must have taken a whole hour for lunch on the 16th of September...
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Re: 2004 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by AHB » 10:53 Thu 26 Sep 2013

djewesbury wrote:You must have taken a whole hour for lunch on the 16th of September...
I was rather hungry and thirsty that day so did take my full lunch hour.
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