2004 Dalva

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2004 Dalva

Post by AHB » 11:51 Sun 15 Mar 2015

Deep red and with no youthful colour tones; opaque. The nose is forward and full of bruised strawberries, very open. The entry is wonderful, slow and stately yet delivering ever increasing amounts of fruit and tannin. Eventually, by the late palate, this gets to be very big and burly with a lot of pepper heat on the late palate from the fine acidity. Fruit and tannins lead the aftertaste and the finish is just astounding. What a very pleasant and unexpected surprise. 94/100. 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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