2011 Croft

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2011 Croft

Post by AHB » 18:43 Mon 15 Sep 2014

Deep red, scarlet tones rather than purple. Big and powerful on the nose, extremely herbaceous with a tingle of alcohol mixed in with the myriad of floral elements. Smooth entry, very silky. Big palate presence with huge levels of fruit backed with high levels of acidity that provide a good focus. There are lovely roasted cocoa tannins hiding in the fruit that show well on the black cherry finish that follows on from a touch of heat. Good, solid port that will bring great drinking pleasure for many decades. 93/100. Drunk 04-Sep-14. Decanted 2 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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