1945 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1945 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 23:32 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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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1945 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 23:01 Tue 20 Dec 2011

A badly ullaged bottle. Mid red colour, holding some particulate; 60% opaque. Smelly on the nose, lots of bottle stink. Sweet, mild and sugary impact; long mid-palate of mild syrup. Hot aftertaste then a lingering length of good impact - big on the finish. 82/100.
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Re: 1945 Quinta do Noval

Post by JacobH » 17:15 Mon 26 Dec 2011

Good red colour. Horrible bottle stink. In the mouth, some slight rounded cherries. Followed by long, woody, aftertaste but let down, alas, by the bottle stink.
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Re: 1945 Quinta do Noval

Post by DRT » 22:17 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Very stinky. Thin, sugary and shot to pieces. What a pitty.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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