1985 Quinta do Noval Nacional

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1985 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by jdaw1 » 02:49 Wed 27 Jun 2007

Nacional 1962, Nacional 1980, and Nacional 1985 were tasted in a further celebration of the birth of my first child, Sophia Wiseman. Present were myself and the missus, and friends BAW ODM TZ SGO'S and RO'S; the first of these bringing some fines cheeses. See review.

The 1985 was the least pleasing, having the same hard-to-define off note, in both nose and mouth, as the ordinary (and cheaper!) Noval 1985. The off note, again like the N85, faded to mere roughness. After half an hour, by when our judgement might have started to become impaired, there was some of the passion fruit, but to nothing like the same extent as the 1980. Again, I find myself disliking what Noval did in 1985.

Pictures of the bottles:
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Also see subsequent, and much worse, TN of Nacional 1985 a bottle from the same source!

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