1995 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
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1995 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 00:00 Sat 30 Aug 2014

At the generous instigation of Alex B.: “Please, no-one bring anything except where I have asked for help. This is supposed to be a cellar reduction party so I am happy to supply various bottles for us to share. A handful of people know some of what will be brought, but I'll serve all bottles blind.”

So we went to a Helen-less Bung Hole to meet Amy — who had just left for the day. (No problem: we met her two days later.)

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Re: 1995 Noval

Post by AHB » 22:39 Sat 30 Aug 2014

Bought from Oddbins on Little Clarendon Street, Oxford who acquired these from a local cellar. Fruity nose but with unexpected and interesting leather tones. Neutral entry, subdued and closed . Gentle fruit on the mid-palate; patience allows the fruit flavours to develop and grow bringing lovely floral elements to the late palate. Gentle berry fruit on the aftertaste with an alcoholic tingle on the finish. The tannins on the palate are difficult to find but are quite fierce when you do find them. This will benefit from another 10-20 years to mature and develop. 88/100. Drunk 26-Aug-14. 12 hour decant.
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