1955 Quinta do Noval

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Cockburn 1900
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1955 Quinta do Noval

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Re: 1955 Quinta do Noval

Post by flash_uk » 18:03 Thu 05 Jan 2017

30% opacity, red, orange rim. Mint and candy on the nose. Lovely soft smooth entry, gentle heat mid palate, sweetness, mature red fruits. Long lip-licking finish, syrupy mouthfeel.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1955 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 23:11 Thu 05 Jan 2017

50% opaque, mature brick-red in colour. Surprising on the nose, rather aggressive and punchy - quite different from the younger wines tasted before this bottle; smelling quite young. Rounded and balanced entry, full of curved and rounded edges with soft caramel under the cranberry fruit. A slightly harsh and hot aftertaste leads to a caramel tone and a slightly bitter cranberry finish. Very enjoyable. 90/100. Decanted 3½ hours.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 1955 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 00:22 Sun 23 Apr 2017

N55. Red, 40% opaque. Big, tannic, and at peak. Full, mid-sweetness, and lovely.

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