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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
52 pipes bottled out of a total production of 385. Deep red colour, with some thinning on the rim. Blueberries on the nose with an interesting coriander twist. Very smooth entry which is swamped by a dry, tannic sensation that in turn is quickly replaced by a huge wave of fruit that masks - but never quite completely - the tannin in the wine. Hugely fruity, leading to a massive aftertaste of blueberry and dark chocolate. Stands up well in comparison to the 1994. Very impressive. 92/100. Tasted 30/10/08 after 2 hours decanting.