1950 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1950 Quinta do Noval

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flash_uk
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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25% red-brown, orange rim. Violets and mocha nose. Fresh on the palate, very lively, gentle acidity mid palate. More dry than other vintages at this tasting. Delicate and elegant, coffee and red fruits.
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Alex Bridgeman
Constantino 1927
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Mature red colour with an orange rim; 50% opaque. Limited nose, showing little, but the palate is lovely with spiced fruit dominating. A breath of air across the palate releases a handful of tannins. Complex late palate with spice, fragrance and cranberries all sweetened by a caramel overlay. Delicious fruit leads through to the aftertaste and finish. A lovely palate and finish but somewhat let down by the hollow nose. 89/100. Decanted 4 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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N50, Osbourne & Perkins. Red, 40% opaque. Palate starts with heat, then big soft sweetness and dark cloying fruit.
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