1985 Dow

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1985 Dow

Post by AHB » 00:12 Sat 01 Feb 2014

Almost a grey shade of red, definitely mature; 40% opaque. Soft fruit on the nose full of sweet blueberries. Elegant on entry with lovely poise and delightful texture. Great impact, great mid-palate but an unexpected hollowness to the late palate. Pleasant port with gentle tannins which will easily last another couple of decades. 88/100. Drunk at the BBR Port Walk on 28 Nov 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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