1955 Quinta do Noval

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 21978
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

1955 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 23:13 Fri 09 Dec 2016


User avatar
flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3293
Joined: 20:02 Thu 13 Feb 2014
Location: London

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.

User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1963
Posts: 12776
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

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 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

User avatar
jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
Posts: 21978
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

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.

Post Reply