1955 Martinez

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1955 Martinez

Post by AHB » 21:13 Sun 09 Aug 2015

A deep, mature, brick-red colour; 60% opaque. Delicious on the nose, full of spiced cherries. Some heat on the nose at first, but this fades with a little time in the glass to allow the elegant floral tones to come to the fore. Lovely fully mature fruit dominates the early palate, with a lovely balance and a great richness to the depth of the fruit; a generous dose of acidity provides balance and a wonderful bitterness acts as a terrific counterpoint to the sweet, dense fruit. The bitter-sweet balance of flavours carries through on the aftertaste and drives a wonderful, long and multi-faceted finish. Simply delicious port! 93/100.
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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