2012 Calem

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2012 Calem

Post by AHB » 11:45 Sun 15 Mar 2015

Scarlet, opaque centre but a wide transparent rim. Nice blackcurrants on the nose, tart and bitter. The bitterness runs through to the palate. The fruit is light and thin compared to the acidity and the tannins, giving a palate that is weaker than most of the 2012 vintage ports shown alongside this one. There is a woody, pine sawdust tone to the aftertaste and finish that delivers a nice chewiness. 86-88/100. Tasted 05-Mar-15.
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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