1960 Quinta do Noval

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1960 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 13:56 Sun 06 Oct 2013

We gathered in the Bung Hole on Wednesday 2nd October 2013, mostly because AHB was in town.

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Re: 1960 Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 14:33 Sun 06 Oct 2013

N60. Brick red, 40% opaque. Nose lovely, with dark cherries. Full weight, big fruit, lots of heat. Also mint and chocolate. Also, ‟Later: getting even better.”

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Re: 1960 Noval

Post by TLW » 06:33 Thu 10 Oct 2013

Wonderful nose. Although I did not notice mint, I did find it rich, full of spice, with good weight, a lovely texture and a wonderful wine. Showing very well.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1960 Noval

Post by AHB » 23:16 Tue 05 Nov 2013

Burnished orange in colour, 40% opaque. Pronounced nose, quite frsh and minty with a tang of kumquat. Sweet toffee-apple on the palate, a lovely balance and texture. This has a wonderful complexity with acid constantly battling with the Golden Syrup. Fully charged on the aftertaste and a huge finish that has plenty of heat but also plenty of flavour. Fine fireside port. Served blind this was guessed to be Gould Campbell 1966. 92/100. Drunk 02-Oct-13. Decanted 5½ hours.
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