1970 Dow

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1970 Dow

Post by AHB » 23:58 Sat 26 Dec 2015

Drunk at CSD's Proper Emergency.

UK bottled. Raised cork. Mature dark rose red in colour. Gently fruity nose but not showing much other than some sharp redcurrant. Much sweeter on entry than expected from the nose, then a sharp and focused redcurrant mid-palate. Some soft tannins and a very dry mouthfeel with lots of acidity. This has lovely fruit and structure and a good presence on the palate. Dry aftertaste with a long and lingering finish of licorice root and bitter citrus peel. 89/100. Drunk 14-Oct-15. Pop 'n' pour.
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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