1934 Quinta do Noval

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Cockburn 1900
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1934 Quinta do Noval

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Re: 1934 Quinta do Noval

Post by flash_uk » 17:57 Thu 05 Jan 2017

50% opacity, rich dark ruby red. Cherries and wonderful sweet candy on the nose. Nice syrupy mouthfeel, great balance, cherries with hints of mocha. Lip licking sweetness.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1934 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 22:05 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Cork was branded ""Justerini & Brooks"" on one side and confirmed the identity of the wine in the bottle on the other side.

Deep red in colour, and very dark at 60% opaque. An attractive nose full of lovely young fruit. The fruit is rounded on entry with all the sharp edges smoothed away; big and full of vigorous fruit. The flavours grow and blossom on the tongue until it crescendos as a huge fruit burst on the aftertaste and slowly fades as a long, long fruit-led finish. This is a massive and still youthful port with hints of tannins on the finish. Just stunning. 97/100. Decanted 3½ hours.
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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Re: 1934 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 23:44 Sat 22 Apr 2017

N34. Glorious red, 60% opaque. Palate of big dark-fruited sweetness, with much saccharine. Mid-weight, long, but slightly odd.

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