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Surprised to learn that this was many peoples' WOTN. I actually thought this was very representative of the vintage. My paper reads "Meh. Fine. A little muted, a little short. Not disjointed at all though -- actually has signs of quite good structure. Just doesn't have any fruit to speak of. Bit of alcohol, but not off putting. Just...blahhhh...."
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11870
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Middling in colour; looking mature but not tired. Fairly closed on the nose, with some spicy redcurrant. Lovely texture and full flavour, but quite straightforward and without much complexity. Drawing some air over the wine does allow more complexity to develop. The aftertaste takes time to arrive, but the finish is very impressive and seems to grow bigger the longer you wait! 90/100.