Revolutionary Colheita

Quinta do Noval, Colheita 1974 ****/*****

From the year of a the revolution in Portugal, an unusual but very fine Colheita from a house better known for their vintage Ports: very pale, pink amber-tawny; very refined, milk chocolate aromas, touch of vinagrinho on the nose; smooth, silky, suave, very seductive with citrus freshness, refined, polished, delicate, perfect balance. Gentle. Lovely.  18.5

Scoring

19 - 20 An outstanding wine (*****)

17 – 18 An excellent wine in its class, highly recommended (****)

15 - 16 A good wine, with much to recommend it (***)

13 - 14 An enjoyable but simple, straightforward wine (**)

10 – 12 A very ordinary wine without faults but with no great merit (*)

8 - 10 Disagreeable (no stars)

Below 8 Faulty