1944 Sandeman

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1944 Sandeman

Post by AHB » 22:17 Fri 23 May 2014

Pale bronze, very light; 5% opaque. Restrained nose of sweetened cranberries. Lightweight entry with fierce acidity and harsh overtones to the fruit - perhaps a hint of stink? The palate is dominated by the powerful bitter cranberry. There is a big burst of heat on the aftertaste, followed by a modest finish of the familiar cranberry that lasts well. A pleasant port from a very unusual vintage. 85/100. Drunk 23-Apr-14.
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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