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W70, served blind. Initially we had the clue that there were no TNs of this VP on , but DRT saw the cork W70 not ’72 that clue was withdrawn. Darkish red, 50% opaque. Some bitterness on the nose, also showing at the start of the palate. But not GC-style bitterness. To taste that already remarked, dark plum fruit, with very lovely structure tannins and acidity and good weight and sweetness. DRT rightly said ‟that’s not rubbish”. Indeed, it was another excellent VP.
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11406
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Firm red colour; 50% opaque. Fragrant nose, with lots of ginger, lavender and lilac. Sweet white cherries on the palate with surprising dry tannins at the core of the wine - great balance and nice palate weight. Generous fruit on the mid-palate but with that lovely sweet core and soft tannin. Slight heat and bitterness on the aftertaste; very dry finish of huge proportions. 93/100.