Deep purple in colour with a narrow rim. Sweet fruit on the nose; very perfumed with orange blossom and a hint of lemongrass mixed into the deep blackcurrant. Lovely pure fruit on the palate with ripe and toasted tannins combining perfectly with an elegant acidity. There is a wonderful purity and elegance to the palate before the late palate reveals some unexpected and delightful floral elements. The aftertaste is slightly chewy before giving way to a fabulous black licorice and black cherry finish. An excellent port. Score for this snapshot tasting: 93-95/100.
2,000 bottles produced, available in the UK through Corney & Barrow. Drunk 27-Sep-16.
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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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