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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11913
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Bottled by Grants of St James. Bronzed red colour, 50% opaque. Modest nose with gentle fruit but a slightly harsh overtone. A pleasant texture on the palate but the flavours are modest with faint tannins and a gentle balanced fruitiness. This has faded to elegance but with a generous rose perfume. The aftertaste is delicious and is where the fruit reveals itself. Sticky on the finish but with the slightly harsh element showing before the dryness grabs the edges of the tongue on the finish. This is elegant and refined, and nearly in the same class as the best of the 1955 vintage ports at this tasting. 92/100. Drunk 06-Apr-17. Decanted 3 hours.