2000 Quinta do Noval

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2000 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 00:05 Sun 16 Nov 2014

Deep red, hinting at transparency. Cabbage nose, reductive to me (but Peter S said slightly oxidised and he should know!) Round and velvety texture with soft fruit hiding big tannins and a powerful acidity. The fruit is of slightly jammy red plums but not in a way that detracts. Lovely soicy finish with great persistence. There are lots of elements of a promising future in this fine port. 92/100. Drunk 24-Sep-14. Decanted 4 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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