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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11913
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Deep red, 80% opaque. Jelly bean nose, very attractive and quite pronounced - even a bit of heat bringing a big promise. Youthful impact, big and sweetly fruity with surprisingly noticeable tannins. Lots of palate development with dark chocolate and black cherry. Hot aftertaste, almost numbing, followed by a modest black chocolate finish. Tasty, but a decade or two from being worth opening. Quite a heavyweight. 92/100. 10 hour decant.
Impressive dark and youthful looking. Dark fruit, rose petal and typical Graham spirity character on the nose. To taste round and full. Packed with fruit, lively and complex. A powerhouse that will improve for many years to come. Great effort from Graham, only reason it didn't make my top 3 is that Graham's sweet / spirity style is usually a bit too much for my taste.