1967 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1967 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 11:23 Mon 25 Feb 2013

1967 Quinta do Noval, though served blind as both ‟Loud Right” and as ‟#10”.

Dark red, 60% opaque. Nose had toast, and faint red fruit. Early palate soft and unctuous. Lots of heat mid-palate. Very good.

Having guessed #9, Loud Left as W70, I could persuade myself that this is W70 EB, and stored differently. Another hopeless guess.

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Re: 1967 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 21:14 Fri 12 Apr 2013

Slightly cloudy, red centre with a rose rim; 50% opaque. Sharp fruit on the nose, well focussed but slightly sour. Sweet brown sugar on entry, but then sharp and acidic. Acidity dominates on the aftertaste, but this does eventually turn into a gentle and long lasting finish. Sharp and not well balanced but enjoyable nevertheless. 86/100. Drunk 15-Feb-13. Decanted 3 hours.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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