1998 Quinta do Noval Silval

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1998 Quinta do Noval Silval

Post by AHB » 21:49 Wed 28 May 2014

Intense colour, deep red and opaque. Rather subdued on the nose with a little gentle fruit. Silky texture and flavours of brown sugar, fruit and bitter dry tannins. Medium-bodied overall, with persistent tannins and fruit - and lots of brown sugar. Sweet plums and substantial tannins on the aftertaste and finish. Very chewy port! 89/100. Drunk 24-Apr-14 at BFT5.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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