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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11689
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Mid red colour, pale rim, 40% opaque. Harsh nose, not well knit; a little dirty, like burnt treacle and oranges. Balanced entry, but restrained flavours that gradually grows to show lovely concentrated blood orange. Really attractive palate, mid-weight. Acid backbone shows on the finish, before a long, long finish that is quite concentrated and intense. Lovely port, just a little immature. 89/100. 24 hour decant.
Quite light in colour, with still a nice lively core. Slightly dusty on the nose, quite light, not giving much initially. Rather complex and lovely on the palate, with good structure. Some attractive light fruit (strawberries, figs) with some orange peel, nutty flavours and a long finish. I thought the fruit could have been a bit more and questioned if it was perhaps decanted too long, but according to AHB it showed the same profile immediately after decanting. Still, my no. 3 of the evening and thoroughly enjoyed.