NV Quinta do Noval Crusted 1965

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1965 Noval Crusted

Post by jdaw1 » 19:49 Thu 03 May 2012

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Re: 1965 Noval Crusted

Post by jdaw1 » 20:43 Sat 05 May 2012

The famous Noval ‘Crusted’ bottled 1965, brought by AHB and served blind.

Red-brown, 40% opaque. Nose light, with some oxidation. Initially heat, quite dry. Then sweetness mid-palate, with oranges appearing late.

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Re: 1965 Noval Crusted

Post by AHB » 09:05 Tue 08 May 2012

Bottled in the UK by Hedges & Butler. Described by Hedges & Butler as "2/3rds of the blend is the regular Noval 1963 and 1/3rd is the Noval Nacional 1962; bottled in 1965".

Deep rose colour, light brown rim. Lightly spicy on the attractive nose, full of sweet redcurrants. Silky texture, spicy midpalate then lots of dried red fruit. Lovely long and lingering finish. Really enjoyable and very tasty. 93/100.
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