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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11906
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Bottled on the 23rd day of 2017. Lightly coloured, a pale burnt ochre that is only 10% opaque. Powerful nose of pistachio paste and lime oil. Nice oily texture on the palate with rich flavours holding the bitterness of the skins on a nut kernel with the sweetness of caramelised orange. The overall impression is of a rich and complex wine with a wonderful balance. Hints of tannin lurk on the aftertaste, an aftertaste which delivers dried apricot and dried pineapple into a very long finish. This is a perfectly balanced colheita and a great gift for anyone turning 50 next year. 94/100. Drunk 13-Feb-17.