Quinta do Noval 1927 to 1975, on Tue 13 Dec 2016, at the Boot & Flogger

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Re: RE: Quinta do Noval 1927 to 1975, on Tue 13 Dec 2016, at the Boot & Flogger

Post by PhilW » 22:26 Tue 13 Dec 2016

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Re: Quinta do Noval 1927 to 1975, on Tue 13 Dec 2016, at the Boot & Flogger

Post by AHB » 00:42 Wed 14 Dec 2016

Someone sitting where Ian sat this evening left a pair of spectacles behind. If the person in question would like to own up and take the ridicule they will receive from their fellow port lovers, I will return their glasses asap.
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Re: Quinta do Noval 1927 to 1975, on Tue 13 Dec 2016, at the Boot & Flogger

Post by flash_uk » 11:49 Wed 14 Dec 2016

Superb evening, great ports, great company. Big thanks to Santa Tom and Santa Alex and all their elf helpers for organising and setting up. And good to meet Jörgen for the first time.

The Novals had both a consistency to them but also each one had some unique characteristic. The '55 was my WOTN followed by the '45. After that, any of '27, '31, '34, '47 or '66 could have easily been worthy of points from me. I wasn't so impressed with my first taste of N31 - on the night the '27 and '34 either side seemed better to me. Very interesting to experience how these ports differed with age. The "younger" '66 and '55 were characterised by sweetness, the '45 and '47 by dryness and the '27, '31, '34 showing slight hints of bitterness in the finish.

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Re: Quinta do Noval 1927 to 1975, on Tue 13 Dec 2016, at the Boot & Flogger

Post by WS1 » 13:13 Thu 15 Dec 2016

Hmm, you should have told me and I would have swapped your 31 for 45. :wink:

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Re: Quinta do Noval 1927 to 1975, on Tue 13 Dec 2016, at the Boot & Flogger

Post by Constandia » 04:16 Fri 16 Dec 2016

Great tasting as always! Thank you to everyone that prepared everything and made this happen. Some photos to follow.

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Re: Quinta do Noval 1927 to 1975, on Tue 13 Dec 2016, at the Boot & Flogger

Post by jdaw1 » 13:38 Sat 17 Dec 2016

Thirteen Ports at least half a century old: we were spoilt.

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