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Juicy red fruit on nose, thick unctuous texture on the palate. Taste is full of cherries, with a strong ainseed component as well - slightly medicinal in a cough syrup way. Lovely bitter-sweet thick cut marmalade orange rind at finish. Thoroughly enjoyable, though drank suprisingly "mature" for an 85. 91pts.
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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- Location: Berkshire, UK
Mature red, ruby rim and 60% opaque centre. Red cherries on the nose, lively and attractive with a twist of spearmint and charcoal. Charcoal on the impact, fruit is a little restrained and arrives late but eventually delivers cedar and raspberry syrup. Dry on the mid-palate; great texture. Lovely balance, delicate flavours but perhaps just starting to fade. Absolutely delicious. Served blind, this was guessed to be Martinex 1967. 92/100. Drunk 04-Jun-13. Decanted 6 hours.
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