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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11689
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Mid-red colour, rosy rim, looking to be mature; 50% opaque. A little bottle stink on the nose, lots of stewed fruit under the cabbage. Sweet strawberry syrup on the palate, initially with a tobacco twist but this vanishes quickly to leave the strawberry jam and a bit of cabbage. Some acidity and pepper comes through on the mid-palate to balance the jamminess. The aftertaste is excellent - with balance, fruit and soft tannins to give a fine and elegant structure to the finish. 89/100. Drunk 07-Apr-13. Decanted 6 hours.