1958 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
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1958 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 18:01 Sat 31 May 2014

Oscar Quevedo was in London, so we opened some 1958s.

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Re: 1958 Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 21:11 Tue 03 Jun 2014

N58, originally γ = gamma. Red-brown. Nose and burnt rubber. Palate burnt, slightly caramelised ending. Later, more burnt.

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Re: 1958 Noval

Post by oscar quevedo » 12:45 Fri 06 Jun 2014

Noval 1958. Brick colour. On the nose it is a bit close, with the va showing up. Matured, evolved and a bit oxidized, more Colheita than Vintage. Thyme in a bottle of Port.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1958 Noval

Post by AHB » 15:52 Sun 08 Jun 2014

Pale brown rim, light red/brown centre; 20% opaque. Surprisingly metallic nose of iron filings - promising an oxidised wine. Pine and antiseptic on the palate, making the flavours sharp and unattractive. Dry, gently tannic aftertaste and finish. Nice length. Presumably a spoiled bottle. Served blind this was guessed to be the Burmester. Gamma. 78/100. Drunk 03-Jun-14. Decanted 3 hours.
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Re: 1958 Noval

Post by idj123 » 13:23 Mon 09 Jun 2014

Slight VA on the nose, which didn't quite go away although didn't overpower and spoil enjoyment too much. Good finish nonetheless

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