NV Quinta do Noval 40YO Tawny

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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NV Quinta do Noval 40YO Tawny

Post by jdaw1 » 23:31 Thu 15 Dec 2011

The annual Christmas event, this instance on Thursday 15th December 2011, as always in The Bell, Wendens Ambo, Essex CB11 4JY, and as always with the theme The Unknown Shipper and His Peculiar Friends.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 40Y Quinta do Noval tawny

Post by AHB » 23:10 Tue 20 Dec 2011

Slightly cloudy. Colheita style VA on the nose, with lots of vibrant raisin, date and cinammon. Sweet entry with a nice balancing acidity; sweet and intense flavours. Lots of presence. A tasty aftertaste and lingering gentle finish. Delightful balance. 90/100.
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Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 40Y Quinta do Noval tawny

Post by Glenn E. » 17:39 Thu 22 Dec 2011

An off bottle? I usually have this around 95 points and even stingy graders only occasionally drop it below 93.
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Re: 40Y Quinta do Noval tawny

Post by DRT » 22:31 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Those who know me are aware that I sometimes excel myself when it comes to fancy, elaborate, overly descriptive note-taking. On this occasion I appear to have gone too far with my flowery nonsense in describing this particular Port, for which I apologise profusely:

"Tawny?"
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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