1960 Quinta do Noval Nacional

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jdaw1
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Re: 1960 Noval Nacional

Post by jdaw1 » 19:00 Tue 25 May 2010

NN60: very imperfect. Dominated by heat: early-, medium- and late-palate.

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Chris Doty
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Re: 1960 Noval Nacional

Post by Chris Doty » 12:37 Mon 07 Jun 2010

VERY dissapointing. This is only my second National (the other being the 1978), and I must say I have NO IDEA what all the fuss is about thus far. Heat. Gingerbread, and a touch of powered sugar. Very december-y, but it is fatally off-balanced, as the heat seriously detracts from any delicousness or elegance that the wine may attempt to present. 84pts

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Re: 1960 Noval Nacional

Post by AHB » 10:13 Sun 27 Jun 2010

Slightly darker than the Noval shown alongside, with a clear centre. More heat and aniseed on the nose than the Noval, but otherwise a very similar bouquet with plenty of marmalade and Seville oranges balanced by a lovely floral elegance. Light impact, medium bodied with plenty of raspberries but surprisingly light and dusty. Quick heat on the aftertaste with a big finish that fills the mouth and lasts a great time a brilliant finish. Overall, the regular Noval 1960 was better than this bottle but this bottle was not as good as the last one I tried. 88/100.
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Re: 1960 Noval Nacional

Post by DRT » 17:13 Thu 14 Oct 2010

Oranges on the entry. Thinner than the regular Noval. Nice port but not what Nacional should deliver.
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