1958 Noval

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1958 Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 22:43 Thu 28 Dec 2017

Some of the usual suspects gathered at the White Horse in Newport, Essex for the traditional Port Forum Christmas gathering to which were brought the traditional ‘Unknown shippers and their peculiar friends’. Delights of the evening included the very fine fillet steaks, the sparkling company of Jo (pub manager), Mel (on duty for the evening) and Jane the chef.

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1958 Noval

Post by AHB » 21:58 Wed 03 Jan 2018

Mature red-brown colour, 40% opaque. Rather smelly nose, weevil spoiling any fruit. What little flavour there is on the palate is sour and spoiled, full of the taste that is beginning to signify damage by weevil. Some heat on the aftertaste, which is very short. Clearly a spoiled bottle. NR 21-Dec-17. Decanted 3½ hours.
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PhilW
Dow 1980
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Re: 1958 Noval

Post by PhilW » 10:18 Thu 18 Jan 2018

Majorly faulty bottle; barely drinkable; a shame as a lovely full spicy port underneath.
rating: NR

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