1997 Quinta do Noval Silval

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1997 Quinta do Noval Silval

Post by AHB » 23:35 Sat 11 May 2013

Mid red and showing some evolution. Slightly tanky on the nose. Restrained entry, lots of sweetness but the tannins dominate the fruit; not well balanced at the moment. Shows promise but needs more time. 86/100. Tasted at the BFT on 24 April 2013.
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