1970 Dalva

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1970 Dalva

Post by AHB » 22:07 Wed 28 May 2014

From a bottle with a mid-shoulder fill. Bronze in colour, 50% opaque. Gentle volatile acidity on the nose, prunes and raisins. Fully mature fruit on the palate, sweet and flavoursome with tannins fully integrated but a nicely balanced acidity. The VA just provides a layer of complexity. A slight burn on the aftertaste, then a lovely burnt raisin finish of tremendous length. Enjoyable mid-quality port that is fully mature. 86/100. Drunk 27-Apr-14. Decanted 5 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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