1958 Quinta do Noval

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uncle tom
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1958 Noval

Post by uncle tom » 17:43 Sun 20 Apr 2008

A really handsome bottling by Avery, complete with the name BRISTOL embossed on the glass, gold foil capsule and wholly intact label. Had an 'end of an era' feel about it - I'm preserving the bottle.

Contents were less impressive however - a good example of a 'tertiary' wine, with the evident decay of the fruit on both nose and palate.

The wine has quite a dark golden red-brown colour, and was probably glorious twenty years ago.

Still drinkable, but nothing special now.

Score 2-1

Tom
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Please post a picture of the bottle.

Post by jdaw1 » 18:21 Sun 20 Apr 2008

Please post a picture of the bottle.

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Post by uncle tom » 20:39 Sun 20 Apr 2008

Please post a picture of the bottle.
I was afraid you'd ask that..

I lack the technology at the moment, but I'll see what I can do.

Tom

PS: Thanks for the Borges '63!
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Post by jdaw1 » 23:32 Sun 20 Apr 2008

uncle tom wrote:
Please post a picture of the bottle.
I was afraid you'd ask that..
Get an account on flickr or the like. Upload picture to account. Get URL of picture (right-click and select a menu item like Copy Image Location). Use an [img]Picture’s%20URL[/img] construct in a post. Done.

uncle tom wrote:PS: Thanks for the Borges '63!
Thought you’d be interested in a rarity, though it isn’t good. Provenance, as a reminder: Bonhams, 29 Nov 2007, auction # 15312, lot 817, described as ‟Unknown Port”.

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Post by AHB » 08:33 Mon 21 Apr 2008

Tom,

I did this for the first time on Friday to load up the pictures of the Cockburn '67 following some instructions that Alan gave me. It is quite straightforward and worth a try.

Shout if you need a step-by-step guide based on my experience a few days ago.

Alex
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Re: 1958 Noval

Post by Chris Doty » 21:47 Mon 19 Sep 2011

uncle tom wrote: The wine has quite a dark golden red-brown colour, and was probably glorious twenty years ago.

Still drinkable, but nothing special now.

Score 2-1

Tom

So not worth $300? I just saw a bottle for sale, and would have pulled the trigger had I not come across this lone TPF note. Thoughts?

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Re: 1958 Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 21:58 Mon 19 Sep 2011

Noval not yet in its bad phase, but ’58 was seen at the time as a light serviceable vintage with no long life ahead of it, and the passage of time has not greatly modified that consensus.

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Re: 1958 Noval

Post by AHB » 14:10 Tue 20 Sep 2011

Chris Doty wrote:
uncle tom wrote: The wine has quite a dark golden red-brown colour, and was probably glorious twenty years ago.

Still drinkable, but nothing special now.

Score 2-1

Tom

So not worth $300? I just saw a bottle for sale, and would have pulled the trigger had I not come across this lone TPF note. Thoughts?
Maybe worth it if it is the Nacional, not if it's the regular blend.
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