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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11405
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
1,200 cases declared. Distinct bricking on the narrow rim, slightly cloudy. Reductive nose, over-ripe fruit. Soft ripe fruit on entry, followed by lively but gentle tannins wrapped in sweet brown sugar. Great balance on the palate with a gentle but firm elegance. Spicy aftertaste, then a swetness to the woody finish that lingers for ages. 94/100. Drunk 16-Sep-13.