1963 Martinez

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Martinez

Post by AHB » 21:15 Sun 25 May 2014

From a bottle ullaged to mid-shoulder. Burnished copper in colour, very brown; 30% opaque. A little raisin and rubber on the nose, smelling perhaps slightly oxidised. Sweet brittle toffee initially, then a powerful and punishing bitter grapefruit acidity that dominates and hurts the mouth before settling down to reveal vanilla, burnt sugar and sweet date flavours. The burnt sugar dominates the aftertaste and provides a long finish with the bitterness of burnt sugar lasting a long time. Port to be drunk up soon. 85/100. Drunk 24-May-14. Decanted 24 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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