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In the glass this wine was a pale red which lightened quite a bit near the rim. The nose was full of plums and I also noticed some spice in the background. It was quite an interesting mix and a little unusual for a Port. The flavor profile was a combination of dark red fruits, berries and a strong citrus streak. The finish brought out some dark chocolate notes and was moderate in length and very elegant. I very much enjoyed the mature qualities of this wine and would think that it still has a few years ahead of it. 94 points.
A couple of months ago I participated in a Noval Nacional vertical that spanned the years 1958 to present. I have just gotten around to posting the notes from that tasting and there are many more to come. I sourced the 1958 Noval Nacional from a local collector who has assembled a world-class wine cellar. As a result the provenance was perfect. It was decanted an hour before serving which seemed to be optimal. If it had been decanted any longer I believe that some of the more delicate notes might of been lost and the wine would of lost a bit of its character.
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