1978 Quinta do Noval

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Graham’s 1970
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1978 Quinta do Noval

Post by djewesbury » 23:37 Sun 01 Dec 2013

After the BBR Port Walk, some people still felt thirsty. We arrived at the Bung Hole in time to eat some steak burgers and open some bottles that were wrapped in tinfoil.

Quinta do Noval 1978
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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1978 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 22:52 Thu 12 Dec 2013

Looking to be in early maturity with a nice rose rim. A touch smelly on the nose, some harshness to the fruit. Soft and sweet entry, full of fiery pepper and sweet strawberry jelly. Nice late palate, a very slight hint of VA giving a lovely floral overtone. A touch too sweet and lacking a bit of acidity for balance. A little peppery on the finish, long and lingering. Elegant and attractive, this is enjoyable drinking. Served blind this was guessed to be Cruz 1989. 88/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1978 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 22:33 Sat 29 Mar 2014

N78 (“JDAW”). Red, 50% opaque. Palate: big red fruit, heat. Slightly unctuous. Bright, but too much heat. Nonetheless, very drinkable.

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