1970 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1970 Quinta do Noval

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Graham’s 1970
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Re: 1970 Quinta do Noval

Post by djewesbury » 14:12 Fri 30 Dec 2016

That good? I see...
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Re: 1970 Quinta do Noval

Post by flash_uk » 18:12 Thu 05 Jan 2017

40% opacity, dark red, slightly cloudy. Smooth, only very gentle heat late palate, just beyond midweight. Dusty dried strawberries and cherries. Very slight bitterness on the finish.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 07:20 Fri 06 Jan 2017

Mature red colour, around 40% opaque. Sweet fruit shows on the nose, delicately fragranced. Sweet and satin texture on entry with gentle flavours showing elegantly on the early palate. Dry elements to the fruit on the late palate, quite "pale" in flavours without much body. Delicate and dry until a licorice intensity comes through on the late palate. Intensely concentrated finish of huge length that is a complete contrast to the weak palate. 88/100. Decanted 3 hours.
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Re: 1970 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 00:29 Sun 23 Apr 2017

N70. Dark red, 40% opaque. Full and big and soft and excellent, with a little grit.

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