1966 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
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1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 14:52 Mon 16 Apr 2012

Some of the obvious suspects gathered, with Stephanie T. Galley (friend of wife of jdaw1), in The Bung Hole, to drink some 1966s.

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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 14:30 Wed 18 Apr 2012

N66, the darkest red on the table. To taste lots of tannin, with milk chocolate, but it has lost fruit, giving it a closed sensation. I think this has started the slide downhill. Others disagreed.

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Re: 1966 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 10:02 Sun 29 Apr 2012

Deepest coloured of the 6 ports tasted on this evening; 55% opaque. Faint nose, attractive and fruity. Balanced entry, large and intense flavours right from the first impression. Very fruity on the fabulous mid-palate. Big floral aftertaste, hot initial aftertaste and a dry finish, with the tannins showing late. Really good port. 95/100.
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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