1985 Quinta do Noval

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DRT
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1985 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port

Post by DRT » 01:44 Sun 27 Jan 2008

One of six in a 1985 Horizontal enjoyed by Simon Lisle, Conky and myself at this offline in Craster, Northumberland on 19 Jan 2008.

Derek
Light colour with not much on the nose. Bitter chocolate, light in the mouth but quite smooth.

Simon
Smooth but nothing outstanding. Quite a short finish.

Conky
Not up to expectation but pleasant.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by Axel P » 15:24 Thu 31 Jan 2008

Thats exactly how I have it in mind.

Did any of you guys ever had the 85 Nacional. Due to the fact that the 63 VP is below average and the Nacional is a bomb, I guess this does not go for the 85???

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Post by Conky » 15:52 Thu 31 Jan 2008

I don't think I've ever had 85 Nacional. Obviously I would love the oportunity

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Post by jdaw1 » 17:39 Thu 31 Jan 2008

Axel P wrote:Did any of you guys ever had the 85 Nacional
Yes, and yes.

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Post by Axel P » 15:21 Sat 02 Feb 2008

Thanks for the info. That definitely explains, why I have never seen one. Anybody knows why. I think its very unusual for a general declared year not to produce a Nacional?

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