NV Graham Six Grapes

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Graham Six Grapes

Post by AHB » 22:11 Sun 05 Nov 2017

Served in business class on BA0056 from Johannesburg to London Heathrow. The menu stated that Warre 2009 (filtered) LBV would be served but the bottle revealed the port to be Six Grapes.

Deep vivid ruby red, opaque. Gently perfumed nose with blackcurrants and rose petals. Powerful acidity combines with the fruit on entry, quite dry with the tannins showing mid-palate. Medium bodied, nicely fragranced and with an elegance to the fruit. The late palate is settled with teh fruit leading but the acidity showing at the start of the aftertaste. The finish is modest in duration and volume, but nicely flavoured by blackcurrants. Very pleasant port with the structure to be better in 5 years when the acidity is more integrated. 85/100. 29-Aug-17.
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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