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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11722
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Bottle matured, bottled in 1990. Gentle brick-red in colour, 50% opaque. Almonds and sweet quince paste on the nose. Soft, a little bland on entry. The mid-palate brings a powerful bitterness and a hint of date and soaked prunes. Hot, alcoholic finish then a lingering finish of dates and bitter quince. Good length. I am rather disappointed with this bottle. 83/100. Drunk 19-Oct-14. Decanted 24 hours. I much prefer the Warre 1986 LBV.