2013 Quinta do Noval

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2013 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 23:32 Sat 27 Jun 2015

1200 cases produced (3% of Noval's total production in 2013). Cask sample. Deep magenta centre, no purple; narrow scarlet rim. A lovely perfumed nose that is a little bit tanky but full of flowers and blueberry fruit. Powerful entry with generous levels of fruit and a terrific tannic structure offset by the perfect dose of ripe acidity. A fabulous palate. The aftertaste is lifted and perfumed and is followed by a huge bitter coffee finish full of dried flowers and blackcurrants. The finish is immense, over 2 minutes long. An astonishing port. 94-96/100. May 2015.
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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