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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Amber in colour and perhaps 20% opaque, looking like a 20 year old tawny. Slightly spirity on the nose, but pleasantly perfumed. Gentle entry with lots of searing acidity that supports gentle brown sugar and apricot flavours. There is a lovely creaminess to the texture. There is a hot aftertaste, then a very long - very, very long - finish of grapefruit and brown sugar. Much better than the appearance would have suggested. Served blind I guessed this to be a Taylor 1960. 85/100. Drunk 10-Sep-13. Decanted 6½ hours.