1947 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
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1947 Quinta do Noval

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Re: 1947 Quinta do Noval

Post by flash_uk » 18:00 Thu 05 Jan 2017

25% opacity, red-orange, nice and clear. Lovely candy nose, dusty cherries. Smooth entry, great sweetness, syrupy cherries. Lip licking sweetness again.

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Re: 1947 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 22:08 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Sourced from Hexton Manor house clearance in November 2012. Bottled by Dolamore.

Burnished red in colour, 30% opaque. Fragrant nose with gentle perfumed orange zest and lavender. Satin smooth texture on the palate with fragrant flavours of fruit and flowers. Sweet fruit and dusty tannins lead to a big aftertaste. This is absolutely delicious with a long and gentle finish. There is a delightful elegance to this port. 92/100. Decanted 4 hours.
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Re: 1947 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 00:21 Sun 23 Apr 2017

N47. Pink-red, 20% opaque. Palate rough, and odd. Somewhat tawnified.

But it grew in the glass, gaining smooth ethereal strawberry.

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