1980 Quinta do Noval Nacional

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1980 Noval Nacional

Post by DRT » 10:31 Tue 20 May 2008

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"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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1980 Nacional

Post by jdaw1 » 10:05 Fri 23 May 2008

Decanter #11, translucent red. Unimpressive nose, accurately described by THRA as ‟coarse”. And in the mouth the dominant sensation was heat in the mid-palate. Guessed to be Taylor but actually Nacional: wildly over-priced for the port that it is.

Though Derek did say that ‟you can chuck this down your neck for hours”. Not my impression of it.

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Post by DRT » 22:39 Thu 29 May 2008

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=15066#15066][b]Here[/b][/url] AHB wrote:
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1980
Light red centre, just a touch darker than the Fonseca of the same vintage. Very open and enjoyable nose with prunes and rhubarb dominating. Mouthfilling entry, developing enormously with lots of orange and roasted meat flavours. Huge start to the aftertaste, which fades away very quickly but stays noticeable for a long time. Really enjoyable for drinking now. 91/100.
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Post by uncle tom » 12:00 Tue 03 Jun 2008

I was really taken aback when it was revealed that this was a Nacional; it was the second palest wine of them all, and really unimpressive.

If this bottle is typical of the '80 NN's, Mr Seely should offer a free swap with a better year, to get them out of circulation, and protect Noval's reputation.

Tom
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