1927 Quinta do Noval

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1927 Quinta do Noval

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flash_uk
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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45% opacity, red-brown, orange rim. Nose of cherries, chocolate and mocha. Lively entry, gentle acidity, lovely sweetness - dried fruits.
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Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
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I love it when two people at the same event, looking at the same wine come up with such different assessments of how opaque it is. Hey ho.

Acquired from a Straker Chadwick auction in 2009. Deep red with a brown tone; 80% opaque. A lovely mature port nose with a sour edge. A big entry, slightly dirty but huge and full of fruit. The fruit and Garibaldi biscuit grows and grows until it delivers a massive palate of mature fruit — wow! A big aftertaste of slightly baked fruit that leads to a biscuit and strawberry paste finish. This is a very big and very fine wine. 94/100. Drunk 13-Dec-16. Decanted 2½ hours.
Top Ports in 2021: Niepoort Garrafeira 1931; Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Cockburn 1969 Single Harvest Tawny

Top Port in 2022 so far: the most stunning bottle of Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port.
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N27. Dark dark red, 80% opaque. Palate big. Big. Heat early and mid, with dark plums. Very sweet, even cloying. Later smoke appeared, the heat and sweetness and plums remaining. Fantastic Port.
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