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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Lovely burnished red mahogany colour, 50% opaque. A touch of spirit on the nose, mixed with sweet tobacco and golden sultanas. Modest entry with a nice texture; lots of acidity attacks the tongue but under that is the sweet tobacco and cedar wood of a port in its tertiary phase of life. Spicy and quite peppery on the late palate, but always quite sweet. Aggressive aftertaste showing lots of heat and a very long finish of cedar wood and aniseed balls. Enjoyable port, but now losing its fruit and becoming purely tertiary. 87/100. Drunk 14-May-17. Decanted 2 hours.