1963 Casa do Douro colheita

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Casa do Douro colheita

Post by AHB » 21:02 Thu 03 Jul 2014

Bottled 2003. Deep honey brown in colour with a slight green rim. Gentle on the nose, not giving much away other than a little tobacco with typical colheita VA. Thick in texture but with little flavour other than brown sugar, although late on the palate there is some odd bitter tobacco ash. The spirit burns on the aftertaste before giving way to a burnt sugar finish of considerable length. This lacks acidity and focus but could be quite pleasant as a component in a 20 year old tawny. 82/100. Drunk 23-Jun-14.
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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