1963 Quinta do Noval

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 12:27 Wed 26 Mar 2014

A bottle ullaged down by a third and which clearly had been leaking, bottled by Harrods and with the shipper written onto the Harrods label. Butterscotch in colour, 20% opaque. Unattractive plastic on the nose, heavily oxidised. Lightweight entry, soft grapefruit and grapefruit peel acidity dominates the palate, with just enough brown sugar to make it palatable. Searing acidity on the aftertaste, before a powerful bitter grapefruit finish of tremendous length. Oddly pleasant. 82/100. Decanted 2 hours.
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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