1955 Dow

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1955 Dow

Post by AHB » 22:07 Tue 01 Jul 2014

Rich red/brown in colour, clearly mature; 40% opaque. Gentle shortbread biscuit on the nose, surprisingly rich and complex with a wonderful dried cranberry. Rich, sweet flavours perfectly coat the mouth and fill the palate with a dark fruitcake and wonderful complexity. Some spirit spoils the aftertaste but is compensated by a delicious dry fruit finish that is full of nutmeg. Lovely port. 94/100. Drunk 25-Jun-14. Decanted 3 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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