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Cr63, served blind. Cloudy. If not cloudy would have been 30% opacity, and mostly red. Nose had strawberry, stewed plums (AHB’s correct wording), and some oxidation. To taste starts soft, but very full. Heat mid-palate. Lovely lingering mid-palate sweetness, that just rolls on and on. Very very good. Jonathan (spelling?), initials JAT, rightly remarked on a ‟spicy kick to it”. Very very good.
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Burnt orange in colour, 40% opaque. Slight touch of VA mixed in with a nose of over-ripe orange. Sweet but slightly hollow entry, generously thick texture; the flavour profile develops steadily to show strong, concentrated orange. A touch of heat on the aftertaste, then a long and concentrated finish of enormous duration of orange, rose-hip and a pithy bitterness. Put on lots of weight over the following 24 hours. 94/100.