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- Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
- Posts: 2496
- Joined: 14:22 Wed 15 Dec 2010
- Location: Near Cambridge, UK
Dark, very very intense tight-nosed blackcurrants; absolutely packed with flavour and fruit. Very nice and will be extremely interesting to see what this is like in another 5-10yr. Very good.
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11383
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Deep red , firm rim; still opaque at the centre. Attractive blackcurrants on the nose, slightly sharp and a bit hot. Balanced entry, sweet fruit to the fore but with a strong acidic core - plenty of fruit on the mid-palate. Delicious aftertaste and a long, dense, fruit-dominated finish. Tasty, but still needs another 5-10 years to achieve a better balance. Lots of potential to improve. 86/100
Juicy, fruity, big and tasty with plenty of grip, but not particularly well balanced. As others have mentioned, did drink much better with steak than on its own. I will buy more 94 before i buy this, but this was/will be good **(**)
These notes seem very consistent with how this wine showed at the Vesuvio tasting some time ago. A bit unbalanced (though perhaps not quite 'disjointed') and with decent potential, though IMHO not likely to ever become 'exceptional.' Still, worth having one or two in the cellar for upside.