1950 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1950 Quinta do Noval

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Re: 1950 Quinta do Noval

Post by flash_uk » 18:02 Thu 05 Jan 2017

25% red-brown, orange rim. Violets and mocha nose. Fresh on the palate, very lively, gentle acidity mid palate. More dry than other vintages at this tasting. Delicate and elegant, coffee and red fruits.

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Re: 1950 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 23:09 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Mature red colour with an orange rim; 50% opaque. Limited nose, showing little, but the palate is lovely with spiced fruit dominating. A breath of air across the palate releases a handful of tannins. Complex late palate with spice, fragrance and cranberries all sweetened by a caramel overlay. Delicious fruit leads through to the aftertaste and finish. A lovely palate and finish but somewhat let down by the hollow nose. 89/100. Decanted 4 hours.
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2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: 1950 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 00:22 Sun 23 Apr 2017

N50, Osbourne & Perkins. Red, 40% opaque. Palate starts with heat, then big soft sweetness and dark cloying fruit.

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