1960 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: 1960 Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 18:58 Tue 25 May 2010

N60: nose is very floral. Taste is high-toned eucalyptus. Sweet, full rich length, medium weight.

For me, second-placed in the WOTN competition.

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Re: 1960 Noval

Post by Chris Doty » 12:43 Mon 07 Jun 2010

Chlorine? At the outset, the nose was as if someone dumped 5 gallons of Vermont maple syrup into my swimming pool. Rather curious. Blew off after 30-45 minutes. Bit of cinnamon and nut meg. Not bad, per se, but I found this a little uninspiring. 83pts

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Re: 1960 Noval

Post by AHB » 09:11 Sun 27 Jun 2010

Good colour, clear centre. Peaches and white cherries all over the very big nose. Terrific texture; lovely entry but afterta big wave of sweet red fruit the ripe orange acidity charges through. Massive aftertaste, full of mature sweet fruit with a very long finish. Super port. 91/100. My wine of the night.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1960 Noval

Post by DRT » 17:08 Thu 14 Oct 2010

This was the eighth port of the night and I was obviously getting into my stride with my usual brand of elaborate and overly-detailed tasting notes...

"Lemon - delicious - best so far by a stretch".
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1960 Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 17:12 Thu 14 Oct 2010

DRT wrote:Lemon - delicious - best so far by a stretch.
Shocking! I do hope that in the original you used em dashes (‟ ”) rather than mere hyphens (‟-”).

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Re: 1960 Noval

Post by DRT » 17:29 Thu 14 Oct 2010

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Lemon - delicious - best so far by a stretch.
Shocking! I do hope that in the original you used em dashes (‟ ”) rather than mere hyphens (‟-”).
Oops! Sorry. I don't know what the unicode string is for an em dash when writing with a ball point pen.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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