1966 Quinta do Noval Nacional

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DRT
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1966 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by DRT » 20:58 Tue 01 Dec 2009

From the 1966 v 1967 tasting on 13 Nov 09

D+18 days (60ml kept in the fridge)
Colour is quite light and starting to take on a tawny appearance. A nose of strawberry and coffee. Initially tasting of oranges and then dark chocolate cherry truffle. Very smooth and warming. Excellent length with wave after wave of delicious sweet red fruits.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by jdaw1 » 12:38 Sat 03 Apr 2010

On the day of the tasting (we all being lax about entering TNs), far paler than the NN67. In the palate lots of mint and heat.

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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by AHB » 23:56 Sat 03 Apr 2010

Prodded gently into adding a tasting note, this is what I wrote on the night:

Lighter in colour than the 1967 shown alongside, showing a distinct barley-sugar rim. More open on the nose than the 1967, revealing golden sultanas soaked in lemon juice, steeped with an amazing all spice—absolutely delicious and inviting. Warm and spicy in flavour; mature, sweet and a fabulous middle-age maturity and immense complexity—and stunning late-developing tangerines. Big aftertaste, thick and delicious, which coats the mouth and stays for ages. Simply scrumptious. A fabulous and fantastic wine—one to seek out and drink, but no need to hurry. 96/100. Decanted for 6 hours and drunk on 13 November 2009.
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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by jdaw1 » 09:59 Sun 04 Apr 2010

The RAF Club on 13th November 2009. Links:

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