1985 Quinta do Noval

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benread
Martinez 1985
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1985 Quinta do Noval

Post by benread » 01:58 Wed 06 Jan 2010

From the Beating the (New Year) Blues - Tuesday 5th January 2010tasting. Decanted 1pm, 5th January.
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Martinez 1985
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Re: 1985 Noval

Post by benread » 02:06 Wed 06 Jan 2010

This was somewhat cloudy, but not in a way that detracted from the port. Very smooth to smell and taste, it is a port that would make a good cellar defender! The bottle did not last the night!
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Re: 1985 Noval

Post by WS1 » 23:25 Wed 06 Jan 2010

I was also impressed by this bt Noval 1985 since I was warned it maybe a bit too fwd and light for an 85. However in comparison with the 70 Croft or the 77 Warre its handicap became clear. This is a very nice bt of port ready to drink know but not more. The other two bts were much "umpfier", complex and serious.


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