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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Deep red in colour, with more purple and a wider transparent rim than the Vargellas 2012. Fresh picked daisies dominate the nose, herbaceous and attractive. Restrained palate at first, with dry charcoal tannins - more tannic than the Vargellas - and modest fruit. The fruit delivers and grows with air but is full of sweet bruised apples and dry blackcurrant skins. Eventually the port becomes a full and complete mouthfull. The aftertaste is gentle, delicate and perfumed, with a lovely lingering finish of parma violets. Surprisingly elegant for such a young port. 91-93. Tasted 14 May 2014.