2000 Quinta do Noval

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2000 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 10:40 Thu 26 Sep 2013

Less than 2,000 cases declared. Medium rim on a rich, dark red wine. Slightly reductive nose and a longer decant would have helped the wine. Soft and silky on entry, then a wave of powerful tannins dominate the palate and refuse to let go. Despite the power of the tannins the fruit is balanced and delightful, making for a terrific complexity that somehow combines elegance with power. Sweet fruity tannins govern the aftertaste and lead to a huge, dry finish that lasts forwver.Absolutely fabulous port. 95/100. Drunk 16-Sep-13
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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