1985 Graham

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1985 Graham

Post by AHB » 09:10 Mon 28 Dec 2015

Appearing to be at the start of the plateau of maturity, this is a deep rose red colour around 50% opaque. The nose is delicious, attractive and full of spiced fruit but still with plenty of juicy fruit. The texture on the palate is lovely and the flavours are balanced with the fruit dominated by a strawberry jam. There is a nice level of complexity added by the floral undertones but the sweetness never quite feels balanced. The heat on the aftertaste gives way to a long and sweet finish. This is drinking nicely now and was a better showing than the bottle opened the previous night as part of the 1985 Horizontal. 88/100.

Tasted at the Berry Brothers Port Walk on 26 November 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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