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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
BBR bottled. Mature red appearance, brick red edge. A slight hint of plastic on the nose - which RAYC correctly described as over-ripe honeydew melon - mixed in with gentle coffee. Soft toffee on the palate, a bitter sloe edge mixed with a sweet fruit and surprisingly vigorous tannins. Lively, spicy aftertaste which is big and powerful. The bitter fruit slowly fades but leads to a very, very long finish of burnt raisins. Served blind, this I guessed this to be Noval 1927 (but it was correctly identified by WS1). 94/100. Drunk 28-Dec-13 at this dinner. Decanting time N/K.