2011 Quinta do Noval Nacional

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2011 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by AHB » 10:47 Thu 26 Sep 2013

220 cases made. Intense and opaque, deep purple in colour. Pure blackcurrants on the lovely, floral nose. A wave of blackcurrant on entry, fabulously floral then intense ripe tannins that grow and grow. Wonderful aromatics, full of roses and lavender. Blackcurrant aftertaste, then a sudden wave of tannins grip and hold for an immense time. This is legendary port in its infancy. 97-99/100. Drunk 16-Sep-13
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