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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11776
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Bought from Waitrose a few days before being opened. Garnet red in colour with about 90% opacity. Nosing of sweet rose perfume and fat blackberries, this smells as though it will be overly sugary but the flavours which flow onto the palate have a pleasing level of acidity. The acidity keeps the flavours fresh and focused and highlight the bramble and blueberry fruit. The tannins are resolved on the palate but show as a hint of cocoa on the finish, which follows a gentle aftertaste of sweet raspberries. Light bodied but nicely flavoursome this has lasted well with its extended decant in the bottle. 86/100. Drunk 01-Mar-17.