2008 Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo

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AHB
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2008 Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo

Post by AHB » 22:01 Mon 05 Jul 2010

Took a long time before this port showed its amazing class; really quite unbalanced when first opened and immediately poured. 48 hours later this had opened to reveal fragrant fruit on the nose. Big, dark and extracted, the tannins grip through the dark cherry juice and bitter blackcurrant skins. A slightly hot aftertaste from the high levels of acidity, but this fades quickly to leave a long, bitter chocolate finish that is full of sour cherries. 91-93/100. Serious port for the serious port lover - and likely to be a bargain given the undeclared nature of the vintage. 5 July 2010.
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Re: 2008 Quinta Nova

Post by Axel P » 07:27 Wed 14 Jul 2010

Had this at Quinta Nova 3 weeks ago on just a glance: very alcoholic on the nose with tobacco and spices. Well structured fruit in the palate with the right ammount of acidity and tannins on the palate. Well done.

Will retaste when bottled and the samples arrive.

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Re: 2008 Quinta Nova

Post by JacobH » 11:54 Wed 14 Jul 2010

AHB wrote:likely to be a bargain given the undeclared nature of the vintage.
The big problem might be getting hold of this. When I last looked it didn't look like anyone stocked Nova's products in the UK.
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Re: 2008 Quinta Nova

Post by jdaw1 » 12:08 Thu 29 Jul 2010

Indexing: please help by choosing one of:
  • Quinta da Fonte Nova;
  • Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.
(I’m guessing Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo.)

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