1987 Quinta do Noval

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1987 Quinta do Noval

Post by jdaw1 » 11:45 Mon 25 Feb 2013

N87. though served blind as both ‟Single Left” and as ‟#5”.

Dark red, 50% opaque. Nose a bit stinky, which also showed on the palate. Dark fruit, probably plum. Weight medium, perhaps medium-minus.

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Fonseca 1963
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Re: 1987 Quinta do Noval

Post by AHB » 21:16 Fri 12 Apr 2013

An unreleased vintage, whose cork was branded "Silval 1987". Deep red, showing a little maturity but still firm on the rim; 70% opaque. Generous levels of fruit on the nose, quite sharp but attractive. Dusty tannins show on the palate; a little thin and slightly lightweight with a pleasant dustiness coming through the sharp cranberry fruit. Cranberries linger on the aftertaste and finish. Tasty port, but still too young. 87/100. Drunk 15-Feb-13. Decanted 3 hours.
Top Ports in 2019 (so far): Cockburn 1947 and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
2018 Ports of the year: São Leonardo 1927 White Port (Bottled 2018), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994

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