1970 Quinta do Noval

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1970 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 10:29 Wed 06 Apr 2016

Within the regulation week of DRT’s 51st birthday, we (DRT, JDAW, IDJ, AHB, THRA, SCD, CPR, ARM, and TC) brought “a bottle of VP, blind or sighted” to the Boot and Flogger.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 22:15 Tue 24 May 2016

A dark shade of mahogany red. 40% opaque. Lovely nose, bringing red red toffee apples, some fresh acidity and a good dose of sugar. A sense of bitterness on entry, like an unripe apple but offset by a burnt caramel. A touch of fragrance is brought out with air, accompanied by a strong acidity. The aftertaste is slightly fiery and precedes a long finish of cracked black peppercorns and burnt sugar. Pleasant, but a little too sweet. 85/100.
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