1966 Quinta do Noval

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1966 Noval

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Re: 1966 Noval

Post by AHB » 00:03 Sun 04 Apr 2010

Ex-cellars. Mid red centre, mature orange on the rim. A lively citrus and clove nose with a hint of dustiness. Very inviting. Sweet, lively and spicey in the mouth; wonderful layering of flavours with a fabulous spiciness and a raisin sweetness. A big burst of heat on swallowing, and then a long chocolate and white cherry length of enormous duration. A wonderful, wonderful wine with a beautiful elegance and balance. I preferred the 1966 to the 1967 tasted blind alongside. 92/100. Drunk 13 Nov 2009.
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Re: 1966 Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 15:26 Sun 04 Apr 2010

N66: darker than that later revealed to be the N67, and less nose. Heat: really lots of side-of-tongue-stinging heat. However, more rounded and fatter than its sibling.

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