1963 Quinta do Noval

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AHB
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1963 Quinta do Noval vintage port

Post by AHB » 00:17 Sat 09 Oct 2010

Very pale, almost no colour at all, pure pale orange. The nose was strange, mostly volatile shoe polish. Sweet initial impact and a much better palate than was expected. Pure tertiary flavours, with a great acidity balancing out a coffee and orange peel flavour. Actually more interesting that initial expectations. Quite thick in texture. SOme heat on the aftertaste, which changes into a long and luxuriant finish of rich orange peel. 91/100. Drunk 27 September 2010.
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Re: 1963 Quinta do Noval vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 05:20 Wed 12 Jan 2011

In The Douro Valley with Friends, Harvest 2010:

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Re: 1963 Quinta do Noval vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 05:34 Wed 12 Jan 2011

N63, bottled by Tanners. Pink-0orange, 10% opacity. Nosing of varnish sweetness. To taste rather ethereal and faded. Too light.

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Re: 1963 Quinta do Noval vintage port

Post by DRT » 11:23 Wed 12 Jan 2011

jdaw1 wrote:bottled by Tanners
I think you have confused this with the GC70. The N63 was Oporto bottled. I know because I donated both bottles.
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Re: 1963 Quinta do Noval vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 15:41 Wed 12 Jan 2011

Having fished my notes from the bin, I can confirm that they were:
• Correctly typed into ThePortForum;
• Incorrectly written.

Apologies.

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