1991 Quinta do Noval

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g-man
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1991 Quinta do Noval

Post by g-man » 04:12 Fri 02 Apr 2010

Had with Sushi North tonight.

Me thinks a good bottle with less than ideal storage.

Nose of stewed fruits, cinnamon and a hint of violets/very light lavender.

The mouth offers cedar, raisin and tons of stewed prunes blended with cloves?. The tannins are perfectly blended in with a lingering tobacco finish that goes on for about 20 seconds.

The down side is that this bottle was browning and felt like it aged more then it should have for a 91 bottle.

I gave it 90 points as it was a very good drink and would say if other bottles are representative, drink up!
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Re: 1991 Quinta Do Noval

Post by RonnieRoots » 09:54 Fri 02 Apr 2010

The browning and developed nature of this port is quite as I experienced it as well. I don't think it has anything to do with bad storage, more with being a poor port (for Noval standards that is).

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Re: 1991 Quinta Do Noval

Post by SushiNorth » 19:21 Fri 02 Apr 2010

Light raspberry red, bricking, with a spirity nose, some smoke and oak.
In the mouth it's nice and smooth (though it got a little rough later in the evening). It's a bit too hot and there are lots of raisins and stewed prunes in here (tzimis!). The tail fades fast, leave heat and a caramel & wood flavor that reminded me of all the 20y tawnies i'd been drinking earlier in the day. I rated this a 93, but as before, i'd been drinking some pretty miserable contenders earlier.

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Second photo -- we struck a bit of sediment at the end :)
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