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The December 2019 Auction: Part 1

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Auction Ends: 12/5/2019 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #475. Quinta do Noval Vintage Porto Nacional 1963

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Region: Portugal, Douro, Porto.
Score: 100 JG.
"I had never tasted the legendary 1963 Nacional previously, and this stunningly pure and still almost youthful wine was every bit as profound as its reputation suggests. The glorious nose erupts from the glass in a sappy mélange of red plums, cherries, heather, coffee, cigar smoke, clover honey, a brilliant base of soil, orange zest and incipient notes of celery seed and other savory delights. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and still rock solid at the core, with glorious transparency, melting tannins, laser-like focus and brilliant soil drive on the very, very long and tangy finish. Like several other of the very best 1963 Ports, the ’63 Nacional is still a fairly young wine and will continue to dazzle for another fifty or sixty years. It was an absolute privilege to taste this legendary wine." John Gilman, View From the Cellar, Sep/Oct 2012, Issue #41
Provenance: The Atlantic Cellar
Notes: Lightly scuffed, lightly stained, lightly faded label.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $3,750


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