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Being thirsty, opened another of these. The first bottle I have been disappointed by; it has all the right flavours BUT with an overlay of... pear drops? (possibly not the right name, but you know, the red/yellow sweets we had as kids). This was decant +2h, so it might have blown off or improved by tonight, but I fear that may be wishful thinking.
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Pear drops is a classic sign of volatile acidity (VA). Sometimes this integrates into the wine and adds a layer of complexity that is quite enjoyable but other times it is just too intrusive and detracts from the enjoyment of a wine. Hopefully you have the former and not the latter.