NV Marks and Spencer Fine Ruby

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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NV Marks and Spencers Fine Ruby

Post by AHB » 09:10 Wed 10 Apr 2013

From Quinta & Vineyard Bottlers Lda.

Fragrant nose, a pleasing mixture of fruit and lavender. Nicely balanced palate, lightweight but with plenty of interest; soft tannins and gentle acidity provide a nice backdrop for the fruit and flowers. The aftertaste shows typical Taylor heat but is otherwise enjoyable. A simple port, but a very approachable example of a basic ruby. 83/100. Drunk 03-Feb-13. Pop 'n' pour.
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