1966 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
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1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 14:51 Thu 27 Jun 2013

Eleven regulars gathered in a crowded Bung Hole to give Mr Doty a break from Wimbledon, in the form of a 1966 horizontal. It’s a hard life.

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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 10:09 Fri 28 Jun 2013

N66. Glorious red, 60% opaque. The taste a little closed is this too young? Is this too young! behind the closedness some large purple fruit, but lovely texture and size. Maybe a slight hollowness relating to the closedness. My notes say ‟wait a decade”. Will the elevens take as long to mature, I wonder.

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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by djewesbury » 20:54 Sat 29 Jun 2013

Very pink, I thought, much denser colour than many of the others. The nose was stewed fruit. In the mouth it was syrupy and jammy, juicy like good blackcurrant jam, with light pepper. I appreciated the aplomb of this port but I was slightly surprised by the density of the fruit, and thought it was a little unbalanced still.
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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by JohninNYC » 05:08 Thu 04 Jul 2013

Quinta do Noval
Flavors and aromas of stewed rasp, red currant, red cherry. Among the most youthful in flavors, fresh fruits.
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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 22:14 Tue 16 Jul 2013

Plum red, rose rime; 60% opaque. Turkish Delight on the nose, full of rose water and icing sugar. Gentle entry with pronounced acidity and a slightly thinner texture than most other ports from this vintage. Quite dry, very floral and with lots of Turkish Delight. Oranges flash through the aftertaste, leading to a long orange syrup finish that turns into a lingering gentle coffee finish, with concentrated dried cranberry. 94/100.
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