Quinta do Noval 2007 Silva SQVP: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Quinta do Noval 2007 Silva SQVP. 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

Notes: Blind sample. Most interesting of the 2007s drunk that night. Not the best to drink on the night, nor the dark tannic monster that one would expect a very young Vintage Port to be. One the nose the was tobacco and a certain spicyness. Followed up,by more complex flavours including a fair bit of rhubarb. Slightly less tannic than Niepoort, it was an interesting Port which I look forward to revisiting when it is more mature.

Tasted at: TPF offline 20v2009.

No rating.

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.

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