1920 Unknown

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1920 Unknown

Post by AHB » 23:33 Fri 14 Nov 2014

Sadly the cork was not branded and the only moulding on the wax capsule was "Port 1920" across centre and around the damaged edge "…LOCK…ITH…ON & LIVERPOOL". Deep orange/brown with a reddish core, 30% opaque. A touch oxidised on the nose with hints of rosemary and hints of dusty roses. Slight burnt sugar on entry which grows and becomes a bigger mouthful of burnt sugar, mixing bitterness with sweetness. Aeration brings out the background hints of rosemary. Hot and dry on the aftertaste before a lingering finish of burnt sugar and grapefruit zest. Past its prime. 84/100. Drunk 26-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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