2012 Dalva

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AHB
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2012 Dalva

Post by AHB » 11:52 Sun 15 Mar 2015

Purple and scarlet with a wide rim. Fragrant nose of fruit and flowers. Satin smooth but rather hollow entry and the first impression is of a rather unpleasant edge of bitterness on the palate. The tannins are modest but the acidity is cutting. Chewy rhubarb finish of impressive length. 89-91/100. 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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