2011 Dalva

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2011 Dalva

Post by AHB » 21:43 Sun 25 May 2014

Deeply coloured, with a purple hint and a medium transparent rim. The scent leaps out of the glass, lovely ripe fruit and the green herbaceous twist to the fruit that is characteristic of the vintage. Soft, silky texture; masses of sweet blackcurrants then slowly the powerful tannins emerge under the fruit and comes with a big palate presence. Tannin dominated aftertaste and finish, lots of bramble fruit and slightly green tannins. Fine port. 93-95/100. Drunk 24-Apr-14 at BFT5.
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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