NV Olazabal Finest Reserve

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Olazabal Finest Reserve

Post by AHB » 21:26 Mon 28 Mar 2016

A new brand from the owner of Vale Meao. Bottled unfiltered and capable of aging a few years like a crusted port would be; the inspiration was Cristiano van Zeller's Lote 06 based on declassified lotes of port from the 2006 vintage. Dark red colour with a bit of bricking on the rim; 90% opaque. Sweet fruit on the nose, revealing itself to be raspberries when the port moves onto the palate. Soft but with a hint of green grass and tannins. Gentle finish, very pleasant but not long lasting. A light, easy to drink and delicious port. 88/100. Tasted 02-Mar-16
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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