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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Burnt orange colour, firm rim; 60% opaque. Lovely nose, attractive strawberry jam but modest in volume with concentrated oranges. Delightful texture, rich and flavoursome impact. Meaty tones, but with rich and conentrated mandarin providing great balance. Tingling tannins show on the aftertaste, then a terrific finish of great length with a birch-sap tang. Great port. 93/100. Decanted 4½ hours
W55, decanted 14:00. Brick red, slightly dark, 50% opaque. Nose of dark or red cherry, with mahogany. (Typing these notes 1½ years later, I wonder whether it referred to the smell of polished wood.) Palate big and sweet, with heat late. Gooey. Grade-A lovely port. Fantastic.