1966 Quinta do Noval

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1966 Quinta do Noval vintage port

Post by AHB » 11:21 Wed 24 Dec 2008

Light and elegant in colour with a distinct orange rim and a sweet mulberry nose. In the mouth this is also a sweet port and is initially very nice but then a bitter core shows through and begins to dominate the wine, spoiling it substantially to the extent that the taste is actually unpleasant. The aftertaste is similarly unbalanced, but is long and eventually pulls itself together into a reasonable milk chocolate flavour. 86/100. Tasted 27/11/08.
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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