1991 Noval Nacional

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jdaw1
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1991 Noval Nacional

Post by jdaw1 » 15:13 Thu 05 Dec 2019

A horizontal of 1991s, some Vintage, some Single-Quinta, on Monday 9th December 2019, at The Boot & Flogger, as arranged by GEAG.

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Re: 1991 Noval Nacional

Post by winesecretary » 21:14 Sun 08 Dec 2019

Opened 1645 and decanted 1945 on 08/12/19. Heavy sediment of mixed dimensions. Powerful spirity nose, seems in good condition.

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Re: 1991 Noval Nacional

Post by jdaw1 » 20:39 Mon 09 Dec 2019

NN91. Red-pink 40%. Red cherry, soft and oleaginous, good length, lots of heat. This is good Port, texture very fine but not a giant, and not the best here.

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Re: 1991 Noval Nacional

Post by winesecretary » 17:07 Tue 10 Dec 2019

Pale red. Sweet red fruit nose. Appealing spicy sweet strawberries in the mouth with a nice long finish featuring figs. This is very good light port for drinking over the next few years, and one I would happily buy for that purpose, were it not so preposterously priced.

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Re: 1991 Noval Nacional

Post by nac » 11:56 Wed 11 Dec 2019

Pale, more so than the "basic" Noval.
Still some fruit on the nose but not much development.
More evolved in the mouth, well balanced, not much tannin left, but some remaining fruit.
Overall quite nice, but a little disappointed.

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Re: 1991 Noval Nacional

Post by NickA » 15:05 Mon 16 Dec 2019

I liked this a lot. It was different but not as you would expect. Just a touch more depth and less developed than the very pleasurable Noval. But there was something else in the flavour profile I liked more. Cedar? Red fruit driven with perfect balance and while light really enjoyable today. Focusing on pleasure today and not on price tag. My 2nd place.

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