1955 Quinta do Noval

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1955 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 11:00 Sat 01 Apr 2017

On Thursday 6th April 2017 we gathered at The Boot & Flogger to taste 1955s, partly for the 55th birthday of James Maitland of Seckford Wines.

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Re: 1955 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 21:21 Sun 09 Apr 2017

N55. By far the palest at this table. Orange colour, 30% opaque — in this company unhappy to behold. Sour nose. Palate very very acidic, with grapefruit marmalade behind. But long. I didn’t like this at all, and gave mine to AHB, who seemed to love its over-mature characteristics.

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Re: 1955 Quinta do Noval

Post by flash_uk » 15:48 Mon 10 Apr 2017

20% opacity, amber. Super sweetness on the nose. Smooth, syrupy, very gentle acidity. Pineapple and grapefruit in there as well! Much more evolved than the others on the table.

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Re: 1955 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 15:29 Sun 22 Oct 2017

Bottled by Henekey's. Crystal clear, a pale reddish-gold colour; 20% opaque. Brown sugar and gentle rhubarb on the nose and lots of orange oil. A lovely concentration on entry, with a delicious thick texture. Intense orange and a hint of brown sugar fills the mouth yet maintains an enjoyable elegance. The palate is fabulous, rich and mature and full of oranges. Warm sugar and orange water makes up the aftertaste, preceding a long finish of burnt sugar that ends on a grassy green tone. Lovely port. 92/100. Drunk 06-Apr-17. Decanted 2 hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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