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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11095
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Deep red, 90% opaque. Modest - even restrained - nose. Lots of alcohol and sweetened cranberry; surprisingly light nose. Sweet fruit dominates the entry, with the fruit building to large levels with a spicy core that is really peppery. Lovely mid- full-bodied palate; fabulous. Superb, sweet aftertaste with a huge finiah. This is amazing port. 96/100. 1 hour decant.
Dark ruby colour, quite impressive. Very expressive, lively nose. Violets, dark cherries, all not overpowering but intense in its persistence. Packed with flavours: dark fruit, coffee, bay leaf and beautifully integrated fine tannins. Long finish. Very youthful still and incredibly impressive. Head and shoulders above the rest, my no. 1 of the evening.
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