1958 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1958 Quinta do Noval

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Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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25% opacity, red-orange. Dried red fruit on the nose. Great balance, quite dry, mocha and dried red fruit.
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Constantino 1927
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Mature orange colour, 40% opaque. Delicate and flowery on the nose - like a dew laden summer morning. Poised entry, soft in the mouth at first but then grows in fruit and mouthfeel. Rose hips show on the aftertaste before a long, slightly harsh or bitter edge to the medium length finish. 87/100. Decanted 3½ 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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N58. Pink-red, 30% opaque. Again, early-palate heat, and saccharine throughout. Also bubblegum appeared, like the N33.
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