2003 Quinta do Noval

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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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2003 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 09:12 Mon 28 Dec 2015

Deep red, still hinting at magenta on the rim. Opaque at the centre. A lovely nose of boysenberries and blackcurrants. The blackcurrants dominate the entry with gentle acidity and strong tannins coming through the balance the palate. A lovely, uplifting florality to the fruit that changes from blackcurrant to redcurrant. This wine has a huge palate presence. A chewy aftertaste with lots of grip in the cheeks and a great finish round off this port. This will be a brilliant wine given a decade or two in the cellar. 93/100.

Tasted at the Berry Brothers Port Walk on 26 November 2015.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 2003 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 18:26 Thu 08 Aug 2019

I noted “Slightly rough”.

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