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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11908
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Mature colour, brick red; 50% opaque. Closed nose, just a hint of spirit and some plastic. Restrained and modest entry on the palate; sweet fruit but powerful dry tannins that give a great structure. Slightly hot on the palate. Punishingly acidic aftertaste, then a lovely long finish of dry tannins and sour fruit of tremendous length that runs through many different phases — quite remarkable. Served blind this was guessed to be Taylor 1966. 89/100. Decanted 1 hour.