1961 Quinta de Val Coelho LBV

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1961 Quinta de Val Coelho LBV

Post by AHB » 10:31 Sat 09 Oct 2010

A half bottle; from a quinta recently purchased by the Symington family as part of the Cockburn deal.

Murky and cloudy in appearance, very brown in colour and totally opaque from the sediment despite being filtered through unbleached coffee filter paper. Very rich smelling on the nose, full of Christmas cake and apple juice, just a touch of heat. Very thick texture; full of rich apples and raisins, spiced with cinammon and nutmeg. Very dusty, slightly hot. Sweet and rich aftertaste, with a big flavoursome finish of astonishing length.

This was a really delicious wine and something of a snapshot of history given how unusual it is to find bottles like this. 90/100. Drunk 26 September 2010.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 1961 Quinta de Val Coelho LBV

Post by jdaw1 » 18:50 Wed 20 Oct 2010

Quinta de Val Coelho 1961 LBV, bottled 1967 (the valley of the rabbit): cloudy orange-brown. Not an auspicious colour. Nosing of sugar, Christmas cake, orange rind. To taste very sweet, heat, orange, and a little acidity. Very long. Long aftertaste of orange peel and Christmas cake.

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