1967 Quinta do Noval

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Re: 1967 Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 13:40 Sat 10 Jun 2017

N67. Pink-red, 40% opaque. Nose of maraschino cherries, which over the evening I realised is a hallmark of this year. Bigger than the NN67, richer, much more fruit: sweet and full, but some dryness late palate. Big, long, and lovely. It and Croft Roêda the only two with any chance of improvement.

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Re: 1967 Noval

Post by Caparica » 23:46 Mon 12 Jun 2017

Eye: ruby red, clear, glycerine
Nose: aromatic, complex and very elegant, no alcohol
Mouth: medium/full body, smooth acidity, medium round tannins, very balanced and elegant, medium long finish
(in the start of the tasting bit closed... but after 1-2 hours it came out in a great way)
Score: 92, on it's peak now ...

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Re: 1967 Noval

Post by flash_uk » 10:35 Tue 13 Jun 2017

45% opacity, dark red. Couldn't pick up much on the nose. Smooth, rich, round mouthfeel. Good freshness and balance, ripe plums with some spicy hints. Nice port!

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Re: 1967 Noval

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 18:53 Sun 29 Oct 2017

A lovely cherry red colour, 40% opaque. Another wonderful nose, with sweet cherry and mature spiced fruit. Thick in texture and flavoured with sweet red apples combine to give an impressive palate presence. Awesome balance and a terrific palate. Fragrant fruit drives the aftertaste, followed by a delicious cherry finish with a great length. This is a very fine vintage port and was my wine of the night. 94/100. Decanted 13 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)

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