1977 Warre

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1977 Warre

Post by AHB » 22:36 Thu 04 Jan 2018

Really not showing well after 1 hour in the decanter; much improved after 2 but really noot hitting its stride until after 3 hours in the decanter.

Mature rose red colour with only a little bricking evident; 60% opaque. Cedar and cinnamon infused fruit on the nose, smelling lovely and mature. Smooth entry, at first a little restrained but rapidly picks up flavour and becomes lively and vivacious on the mid-palate. The spice and fruit comes through, but the fruit shows lovely tertiary tones of leather and dried cranberry. Delicate aftertaste, complex and very long lasting essence of licorice and aniseed. A delicious and lovely port that is drinking beautifully at the moment. 92/100. 01-Dec-17. Decanted 1 day.
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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