- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11728
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Paired with Taylor 1970. Pale red, thin and watery rim. Nose of brown sugar. Very balanced in the mouth with plenty of subdued raisins and cherries. Perhaps less complexity than the Taylor at first, but drinking just so elegantly. (After perhaps an hour in the glass, this had developed significantly more complexity and ended with a score of 94/100.)
- Fonseca 1980
- Posts: 1970
- Joined: 08:28 Thu 21 Jun 2007
- Location: Middle Earth
At first this had a bit of trouble standing up to the Taylor 1970, but it was lovely drinking on its own. Delicate and refined. And peak drinking now. 93 points.
- Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
- Posts: 3346
- Joined: 13:50 Wed 24 Oct 2007
- Location: NYC
I had this 3 Xmas nights ago (not counting the one coming up) at a steakhouse with a few friends.
Was the old wine society labels.
Burnt sugar, very delicate wine that was drinking well then too.
Good to see it holding up still.