1974 Quinta do Noval Colheita

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1974 Quinta do Noval Colheita

Post by AHB » 20:47 Sun 16 Nov 2014

Bottled 2005. Golden brown, slightly hazy, 40% opaque. Powerful VA on the nose with lots of nail varnish. A sweet but lovely mandarin acidity. There is nice development and complexity on the palate with a delicious spiciness and a slight harshness. This leads to a big, long orange finish of good length and a sticky ending. This is nice port, if slightly too sweet. 88/100. Drunk 22-Sep-14. Pop 'n' pour.
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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