1974 Quinta do Noval Colheita

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1974 Quinta do Noval Colheita

Post by AHB » 21:19 Mon 11 Feb 2008

Courtesy of Andy V. Decanted for approximately 30 minutes before being drunk. Bottled 2006. Pale honey colour centre with a pale green rim. Fragrant and floral nose, slightly alcoholic, with lovely honey and lemon tones. Sweet entry with clover honey showing everywhere. Huge lemon juice acidity with quince slices floating in it. The aftertaste is strong, clear and dominating with a lovely creme brulee vanilla and caramalised sugar flavoured length. A very fine colheita. 91/100. Drunk 10/2/08.
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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Post by SushiNorth » 19:28 Mon 18 Feb 2008

I'm so happy you posted this -- as vintage 74 myself, I picked up a Noval Col 74 in Lisbon but had only seen poor scores for it. This gives me hope; I wonder what another 17 years will do for it...

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Post by DRT » 11:00 Tue 19 Feb 2008

If you go to the TN Index at the top of the TN section you will find that we have 4 TN's of this particular wine :D
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Post by RonnieRoots » 11:21 Tue 19 Feb 2008

A very fine colheita indeed, and a personal favorite. A pity that it's now sold out at the shop where they sold it for a ridiculously good price (about 35 euro).

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