1966 Quinta do Noval

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1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by flash_uk » 18:21 Wed 18 May 2016


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flash_uk
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Re: 1966 Noval

Post by flash_uk » 21:00 Mon 23 May 2016

50% opacity, dark red, orange rim. Silky entry, then a hot finish. Good fruit and sweetness, dates and prunes.

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Re: 1966 Noval

Post by PhilW » 08:52 Tue 24 May 2016

Full, lovely flavour with some backbone; delicious and my WOTN with the Taylor just a hint behind.
Rated vg/ex (though my marking on all wines that night was perhaps slightly stingy).
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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 00:16 Mon 30 May 2016

Deep red, intense in colour; 80% opaque. Fresh and fragrant nose, lively and spritely, full of fresh redcurrant fruit. Slow to arrive, light in texture. The mid-palate grows and delivers huge levels of fruit with a good tannic backbone. Big aftertaste and a fully flavoured finish. Intense, sweet and long lasting. 93
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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 15:04 Mon 02 Jan 2017

N66. Dark dark red, 50% opaque. Big. Plum fruit. Just so big, and not mature. The only Port at the table that wasn’t fully mature. WOTN.

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