1966 Quinta do Noval

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1966 Quinta do Noval vintage port

Post by AHB » 00:25 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Decanted for 3 days. Mahogany red in colour, with a pale rim. Very mature on the nose, full of dates and prunes. Very thick in texture in the mouth, rich and full of sweet stewed fruit but showing signs of having been open for too long - spirity and a little flabby, but this is very quaffable port. 85/100.
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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval vintage port

Post by DRT » 09:25 Sat 20 Dec 2008

I didn't take a note on this one but had a glass at Tom's while we were decanting the other wines. It was much better than I remember this wine's showing at the 1966 horizontal earlier this year and, as AHB has said, a great quaffer.
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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 21:04 Sat 20 Dec 2008

I was not greatly wowed by this at all for the first couple of days, and at D + 48 felt that it was bland, lacking in composure and too much like a tawny. Come D + 72 it had found some character and integration however. At best, 7-6

Tom
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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval vintage port

Post by JacobH » 22:38 Sat 20 Dec 2008

This was giving off lots of signs of full maturity: light in colour and with dried fruits on the nose. A very pleasant way to start the evening.
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