1975 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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1975 Quinta do Noval

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25% opacity. Acidic edge to the nose. Strawberries in the mouth, an acidic freshness. Short.
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Constantino 1927
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Rose red with an attractive brick tone, 50% opaque. Gentle nose of spiced fruit, cinnamon and mace over redcurrant. A lovely palate full of soft golden raisins and sharp cranberries, mouthfilling but with a harshness to the late palate. Lively and hot on the aftertaste leading to a harsh, wood ash length. Pleasant port, but not great. 4 hours later in the glass this had turned cloyingly sweet and rather flat. 84/100. Decanted 3 hours.
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N75. Red, 30% opaque. Very minty, and very sweet. Pleasant, but not more than that.
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