1966 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1966 Quinta do Noval

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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by flash_uk » 18:10 Thu 05 Jan 2017

25% opacity, red, orange rim. Lovely sweet candy nose. Fantastic smooth syrupy entry. Nice balance, full mouthfeel. Hints of spice, great complexity.

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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 23:20 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Deep rose colour with a dark orange rim; 60% opaque. Little time in the decanter means that the nose is a bit muted. Some vigorous swirling releases a cranberry and heather honey nose that is quite delicious. This port has a wonderful texture, with cranberries and bitters washing over the tongue. Air releases a huge volume of complex flavours, which meld together into a deep bitter-sweet orange on the late palate. The aftertaste is enormous, chewy and full of fruit and the finish is everlasting. A fabulous bottle of this port. 94/100. Decanted Pop 'n' pour.
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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 00:28 Sun 23 Apr 2017

N66. Dark red, 40% opaque. Palate dry. At least one of smoke and leather. Very dry, especially late.

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