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30% opacity, mature red-brown, yellow rim. Caramels and very subtle tones of orange on the nose. Fine bodied, gentle heat mid to late palate, really gentle acidity - makes the tongue tingle! Oranges come through late on the palate then linger long in the aftertaste. Very fine stuff!
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11828
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Unknown UK bottler. Mature brick red colour, 40% opaque. A gentle nose of warm orange blossom and fiery alcohol over the top of the smell of fresh compost, complex and leafy. Modest entry that is well balanced with a lovely sweet and sour taste and texture. Mature tobacco and juniper fruit on the palate; the balance stays across the whole of the palate and the fruit is mature and nicely concentrated. There is a big orange jelly aftertaste with just a hint of ashy tannin before the chewy green wood finish takes hold and stays for a good time. This is a very nice port. 92/100. Tasted 06-Apr-17. Decanted 2 hours.