2011 Barao de Vilar

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2011 Barao de Vilar

Post by AHB » 14:55 Sat 02 Nov 2013

Sour, grapefruit-like nose with sour cherries also showing strongly on the palate. A sour / bitter presence from the fruit mellows slightly with patience on the palate, and eventually sits alongside some powerful tannins.The finish is long and full of cedar-wood. 90-92.
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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