1945 Quinta do Noval

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Cockburn 1900
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1945 Quinta do Noval

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Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1945 Quinta do Noval

Post by flash_uk » 17:59 Thu 05 Jan 2017

25% opacity, red-orange, very clear. Faint nose of dusty cherries. Lovely smooth entry, gentle heat mid to late palate. Syrupy, sweet, great balance. Lovely long aftertaste of cherries. Lip licking.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1945 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 22:07 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Deep red, 60% opaque. A fragrant fruit nose, very fine and elegant. Wonderful texture on entry, bringing rich flavours of mature fruit. Slightly dusty tannins are wrapped up in the wonderful fruit. The aftertaste and finish are huge. This is a massive port and is a clear example of a superb vintage - a vintage which could be the best of the 20th century. Great port. 97/100. Decanted 4 hours.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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Re: 1945 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 00:19 Sun 23 Apr 2017

N45. Pink red, 30% opaque. Palate of saccharine, and strawberry too. Lovely balance, great length. Mint appeared over time, the soft loveliness being maintained.

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