1987 Quinta do Noval Nacional

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1987 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by jdaw1 » 14:08 Fri 05 Feb 2016

JDAW’s other brother-in-law wanted to attend a tasting, so an emergency was declared, and held on Monday 8th February 2016 at the Boot & Flogger.
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Re: 1987 Noval Nacional

Post by jdaw1 » 14:53 Mon 08 Feb 2016

Decanted 1pm on the day, and the nose is not a happy nose. I think bacterial.

Maybe I am wrong and it will improve. I certainly hope so. But, as a precaution, a GM87 has been decanted.

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Re: 1987 Noval Nacional

Post by AHB » 16:15 Sat 27 Feb 2016

Mature red colour, lightly pigmented with a 40% opacity. Lots of redcurrant on the nose, effusive but slightly odd with interesting bruised fruit complexity. Poised entry, full of dirty, bruised plum fruit. Generous acidity keeping the abalnce with the faint tannin lurking in the background. The fruit is supported by acidity on the aftertaste, which is followed by a big, chewy fruit-led finish. This is an odd and atypical port and I wonder how this will develop. 88/100. 08-Feb-16. Decanted 7½ hours.
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Re: 1987 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by Doggett » 14:32 Wed 09 Mar 2016

NN87 I am very grateful to Julian for bringing this along, as it was my first taste of the revered Nacional. Unfortunately it wasn't the greatest of ports. I didn't think there was anything wrong with it, and maybe it is going through a dumb phase and may show better in a few years time. I felt it had a touch of marmite(?) on the nose which i have not come across before. There was a touch of sediment showing too, and some discussion as to whether it was 'dirty'. For differing reasons to the other ports on the night, I hope to try this again in the future when hopefully it will be closer to the legend that is.
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Re: 1987 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by jdaw1 » 10:53 Thu 21 Apr 2016

I wrote nothing, but recall it being terrible. Sorry team.

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Re: 1987 Quinta do Noval Nacional

Post by AHB » 19:44 Sat 04 Jun 2016

Was this one of the bottles you bought in New York?
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