1955 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1955 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 15:39 Sat 17 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: 1955 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 23:13 Tue 20 Dec 2011

An unknown, identified from the cork. Deep red, 70% opaque. Gentle sweet cranberries on the nose. Soft entry, but builds nicely on the palate to deliver pepper and a bit of spirit; intense mature fruit on the mid-palate. Big aftertaste, deeply flavoured finish. A lovely and youthful bottle of this wine. 93/100
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Fonseca 1966
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Re: 1955 Quinta do Noval

Post by DRT » 22:37 Wed 25 Jan 2012

Some bottle stink on the nose initially - a huge wine with lots of tannin and fabulous chocolate sweetness. Great port.
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