Friday 31 January 2014

A Bottle Of Port - 1997 Quinta do Noval Port

This is apparently a perfect wine, according to a certain wine advocate from the other side of the pond. Make no mistake - it is good, even really, really good, but it is not a perfect wine, IMHO anyway...:-)
Although - with some aged stilton it created a perfect combination.

1997 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port
A deep, concentrated, still young nose with notes of ripe plums, figs, dark chocolate, some tobacco flakes and toasted almonds. Very deep and powerful. Even on day three it hasn´t budged much. This is for the long haul. A very fine sweetness.
The taste is broad shouldered and muscular with notes of raspberry truffles, balsa wood, asphalt, licorice, tobacco, dates and toasted almonds. The finish goes on for over a minute. A iron fist in a iron glove... Very intense. Let your bottles lie for another 10+ years. Impressive but not that seductive.
93p   (tasted 2014/01)

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