The silence on my website has been deafening over the past few weeks, at least to me. I have been busy finishing the third edition of my book Port and the Douro which is due to be published in the autumn. With nearly all the i's dotted and t's crossed I can go back to posting tasting notes on my website. One of the highlights of updating my book was spending a day with António Agrellos at Quinta do Noval. At the end of lunch he served two wondefrul wines, Noval Colheita 1968 (bottled in 2012) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994.
Vintage Port Notes May 2012
For some reason it has taken me over a year to post these notes form a tasting that I undertook at the end of the day after the Big Fortified Tasting in London. The wines were tasted blind and my palate was more than a bit jaded at the time so make allowance for this in the notes I am posting here. There was also a high indidence of faulty wines.
I am very grateful to member of the Port Forum for inviting me to this tasting. The wines are listed in the order they were submitted.
At the end of the tasting, Johnny Symington presnted Graham's 1952 Colheita.