1997 Grange

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1997 Grange

Post by AHB » 11:08 Sat 02 May 2015

Deep red with a hint of bricking, 95% opaque. Dusty nose, full of purple fruit but with an added complexity of flowers and tropical fruits. Soft entry, silky and slightly reluctant. A pleasant mouthfeel then robust, chalky tannins come through. There is a touch of wateriness to the texture but the flavours are complex and reward patience by delivering fruit and flowers in abundance. The chewy aftertaste is typical of Grange and it fades quickly to leave a long and delicious fruit-led finish. This is really great wine, although I think the 2003 will be better in the end. 94/100. Drunk 27-Mar-15.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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