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F77, decanted 14:45. Only 40% opaque, red with a slight hint of pink. Wonderful. Big, smooth, gentle heat mid-palate, cherries. Oddly for this shipper, no plums. Wonderful texture and flavour.
Great great port - fabulous port-like nose (yes - i wrote that...), boistrous, mouth-filling and big, punchy red fruit. Attention-grabbing. Again, ready now (though no hurry, just can't see this getting better - but hope to be proved wrong in 10yrs!) ***** (94)
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11908
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Deep red in colour, 90% opaque. Evolved on the nose with lots of attractive sweet redcurrant and all spice - delightful. Warm and enticing entry, bringing spicy fruit. Slightly out of balance with the acidity dominating over the fruit. Hot aftertaste, followed by a long and fruity finish. 90/100. 5 hour decant.