1966 Quinta do Noval

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1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 14:46 Thu 26 Sep 2013

The Bung Hole, Wednesday 25th September 2013, with WS AHB JDAW AJM CMAG RAYC.

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Re: 1966 Noval

Post by AHB » 18:51 Thu 26 Sep 2013

BBR bottled. 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. 91/100. Drunk 25-Sep-13. Decanted 1 hour
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Re: 1966 Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 15:39 Sat 28 Sep 2013

N66, BBR, decanted 7¾pm. Brick red, 30% opaque. Lots of red fruit. Good sweetness, but not excessive, and middle weight. I failed to detect the TCA claimed by somebody though I have forgotten who. Good port, but slightly dwarfed by some of the comparators.

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Re: 1966 Noval

Post by Alex M » 13:25 Sun 29 Sep 2013

'Lovely port, well done' was all I had on my sheet.

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