1931 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1931 Quinta do Noval

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Re: 1931 Quinta do Noval

Post by flash_uk » 17:54 Thu 05 Jan 2017

50% opacity, red-brown, orange rim. Slightly cloudy. Nose of dusty cherries and super sweetness. Lively entry and quick to some mild heat & acidity. Quite short citric palate with a longer aftertaste.

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Re: 1931 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 22:03 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Very deep red colour with a bricking rim; 90% opaque. Lots of sediment had settled to the bottom of the glass. The wine produced a big nose out of the glass of dried cranberries and a hint of pine. More of the pine comes through on the entry and is rapidly followed by a big mouthful of harsh and sour fruit. The fruit is huge and mouthfilling with hints of tannins showing on the late palate. The tannins also show on the aftertaste but is hot and acidic and allows the alcohol protrude. The finish of dark chocolate is of modest length. 93/100. Drunk 13-Dec-16. Decanted 3 hours.
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Re: 1931 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 22:56 Sat 22 Apr 2017

N31. Dark red, 70% opaque. Nose of sweet dark fruit. Palate has heat early, with Tayloresque grittiness. Big dark plums, mid-sweetness, and like the ’27, cloying. After some time in the glass there was still big concentrated plum fruit, with heat and also mint. I wrote “But I don’t love it”.

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