1982 Quinta do Noval

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DRT
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1982 Quinta do Noval VP

Post by DRT » 22:39 Sat 05 Jan 2008

A gift from Simon Lisle...

Decanted 2 hrs
Slightly gassy smell with little fruit evident. A bit cloudy, but then it travelled from Cambridge to Chesterfield to Newcastle and then back to Chesterfield within the last week :roll:

Nice thick texture and very smooth. Stewed plums, anicede and coffee with a good long finish. A little heat after a few seconds but this quickly fades into a satisfying warm glow.

Very nice fireside port.

Thanks, Simon

Derek
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Post by Conky » 23:07 Sat 05 Jan 2008

Some diet, this!!!

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Post by DRT » 23:36 Sat 05 Jan 2008

The Boss said I was allowed a night off 88)
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by Andy Velebil » 23:54 Sat 05 Jan 2008

Derek, I almost got one at auction recently but the bidding when a few $$ to high than what I would pay. What would you score it or what would be the most you would pay to buy a bottle again. I ask so I'll have an idea the next time I run across it.

BTW, I'm not on any diet and will be drinking good for the next four days, starting tonight. A Mediteranean dinner with old Univeristy fraternity buddies and their families. Not sure on what wine I will have, but I'm thinking a 1995 Dow's Bomfim for dessert. Tomorrow an old friend, and fellow copper, are heading out for beers, burgers, and fries (chips). Not sure whats up for sun, mon, and tues just yet. But just wanted to rub that in. :wink: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Conky » 00:14 Sun 06 Jan 2008

Cheers Andy, I'll finish my apple and go to bed... :(

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Post by Andy Velebil » 00:21 Sun 06 Jan 2008

Alan, I'll have an extra glass in your honor :lol:

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Post by DRT » 00:31 Sun 06 Jan 2008

Hmm? Difficult to score at this stage.

3 days with no alcohol
2 cans of Carling
2 cans of Guinness
No food

+2hrs
I would now describe this as peppery. Very drinkable, spicy and a good long finish. Not sure it has many decades left in it.

Score: 7-6
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Post by Simon Lisle » 23:49 Sun 10 Feb 2008

I thought this was ok as Derek described it was better after twenty hours but not a heart stopper

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Post by Simon Lisle » 23:50 Sun 10 Feb 2008

The price around £22 a bottle

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Post by Simon Lisle » 08:43 Sat 16 Feb 2008

I've just tasted this and would agree with Derek but score it less because I'm a meanie 5-5

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