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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11742
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Good red colour, just turning transparent in the centre but holding into the rim. Still surprisingly young blackcurrants n the nose. Initially dry and reserved in the mouth, with fruit restrained by a substantial amount of tannin. Clove complexity in the mid-palate and a lot of heat late in the mouth before more aeration brings back some blueberry. The aftertaste is big and fruity with a tingle on the cheeks before leaving a long finish of sweet Cox' apples. Clearly a wine with a good few years development yet to come. 92/100. Tasted 30/10/08 after 2 hours decanting.