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2003 Quinta do Noval

Posted: 21:07 Sun 28 Jun 2020
by JacobH
Notes: Very similar colours as the 2011: opaque purple, fading to red on the edge. More classically “porty” than the younger QdN VPs on the nose, but with fruits more subdued than the 2000 or 2011. A notable amount of sugar in the mouth (something not otherwise present in the QdN Ports). Stacks and stacks of tannins remain but the low acidity means that it is drinkable now as well as being suitable for keeping for the long term.

Tasted at: Quinta do Noval Virtual Tasting with 67 Pall Mall

Date: 28th June 2020

Rated: C ... al_2003_VP

(A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: No; Possibly; or Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.)