2013 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2013 Dow Senhora da Ribeira

Post by AHB » 23:52 Sat 27 Jun 2015

Cask sample. An intense dark purple colour with no rim. Restrained on the nose with soft purple fruit that comes with a lovely lemon-grass twist. Soft and silky on entry but then a massive wave of tannins swamps the senses. The fruit is ripe, soft and round but the tannins are harsh, gripping and a touch green. Fruit and tannin dominate the aftertaste with the tannins fading quickly to leave the fruit and some flower perfume on the finish. Lovely, and very different from the Vesuvio shown alongside. 89-91/100. May 2015.
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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