1945 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1945 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 23:29 Sat 02 May 2015

On Saturday 9th May 2015 we had a splendid horizontal of 1945 in The RAF Club, ably arranged by Axel Probst/WorldOfPort.de.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1945 Noval

Post by AHB » 20:27 Mon 11 May 2015

A lovely copper-red colour, 50% opaque. Some faint and astringent fruit on the nose, not greatly attractive. Lovely mature fruit on the palate, balanced by the acidity and with a clear and focused fruitiness to it. A lovely acidic grapefruit to the aftertaste and finish with caramelised sugar on the finish. Lovely length to the finish. A nice elegant port. 94/100.
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Re: 1945 Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 20:56 Sun 07 Jun 2015

N45. Dark red, 30% opaque. Initially rough and unbalanced. Much improved by time in the glass, becoming oleaginous and soft, though devoid of fruit. I’ve had better N45.

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Re: 1945 Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 10:05 Mon 08 Jun 2015

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(THRA left his notes behind, and has given permission to JDAW for them to be posted. Because of the faintness of the pencil, the contrast has been digitally enhanced.)

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