2016 Pintas

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2016 Pintas

Post by AHB » 09:28 Thu 20 Dec 2018

Narrow purple rim. A fresh blackcurrant nose, more fragrant and pronounced than the 2015 shown alongside. Deep sweet fruit on the palate, immensely elegant and refined. Big on the palate with powerful tannins that grip firmly but soften to allow through a beautiful fragrance on the late palate. A massive aftertaste and huge length finish. This is a superb port; balanced, elegant and truly stunning. 94-96/100. Drunk 12 Nov 2018.
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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