1963 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1963 Quinta do Noval

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Re: 1963 Quinta do Noval

Post by flash_uk » 18:09 Thu 05 Jan 2017

30% opacity. Slightly citric nose. Dried fruits - oranges this time! Dryness and crisp acidity.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1963 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 23:19 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Pale orange colour, 30% opaque. Nosing of gentle mandarin and rose hip syrup, sweet and appetizing. Gentle, languid entry, full of soft flavours which build up to a fanfare of citrus. A lovely aftertaste of powerful orange oil, very full in volume, leads to an aromatic finish that is a huge mouthful of flavour, long and chewy. This is an intriguing port that is light and elegant but with a surprising punch. 92/100. Decanted 3 hours.
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