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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11722
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Generous red colour, very early maturity, 40% opaque. Nose needs a lot of coaxing, but shows some pepper and mace, but very little fruit. Sweet and thick in texture, gorgeous viscosity. Fruit is restrained and needs to be coaxed out but brings plenty of chocolate, chille and bitter red fruit. A big aftertaste leads to a tremendously sweet and long sticky finish with bitter dark chocolate wrapped in strawberry jelly. Pleasant, but will benefit from more time in the cellar. 85/100. 19 hour decant.