1995 Quinta do Noval Colheita (bottled 2017)

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1995 Quinta do Noval Colheita (bottled 2017)

Post by AHB » 09:55 Fri 05 Jan 2018

Bottled 2017. Burnt ochre colour, 40% opaque. Almonds and a little VA on the nose. Lacking flavour at first on the palate, but thick honey flavours take over the mid-palate. The late palate is even better, deep and rich with lots of date but also a lively green apple acidity. Lots of layers of flavour. The acidity kicks in on the aftertaste and the tannins dry the edges of the teeth on the long flavoured finish. 89/100. 05-Dec-17. Decanted 2 hours.
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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