Quinta do Noval 1966 “Nacional” Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Quinta do Noval 1966 “Nacional” Vintage Port. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

No notes recorded.

Tasted at: TPF 1966 v 1967 Tasting

Date: 13th November 2009

No rating.


Tasting 2

Notes: Light in colour and with dried fruits on the nose. Fairly well mature. A very pleasant way to start the evening.

Tasted at: TPF Christmas Tasting 2008

Date: 18th December 2008

Rated*: C


Tasting 3

Notes: Amber in the centre, fading to light orange. A stack of fresh spearmint on the nose. No fresh fruit left in the mouth, but a glorious sense of marzipan and dried fruit like cherries. Very long aftertaste with caramel. Excellent Port to drink now.

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

Date: 28th June 2020

Rated*: C


Tasting 4

No notes recorded.

Tasted at: TPF 1966 v 1967 Tasting

Date: 13th November 2009

No rating.

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—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.

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