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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11761
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Deep red in colour, mature shade but very dark; 50% opaque. Concentrated ripe orange and dried orange zest on the nose, full and attractive. Sweet on the palate, full of rich Cherry Genoa fruitcake. Tannins still lurk in the background and cooking cherries dominate the lovely and delicious palate. This has great balance on the palate and a lovely elegance to the aftertaste - before the finish explodes in a spray of bitter Seville orange, thick-cut marmalade and delivers an immense finish. Great port from a slightly compromised bottle (leaky cork). 91/100. Drunk 22-Sep-14. Decanted 2½ hours.