2011 Quinta do Noval Nacional

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2011 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by AHB » 00:14 Sun 16 Nov 2014

Deep red with a purple rim. Subdued on the nose, some fruit that is nicely balanced and attractive. Smooth texture full of ripe fruit and massive tannins that grip powerful, shift position and then grip even more firmly. Complex and multi-layered on the palate. One of the biggest finishes that I have ever experienced in a young port. Brutal but so beautiful. 99/100. Drunk 24-Sep-14. Decanted 4 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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