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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11661
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
From a bottle which appeared to be English bottled and was ullaged to mid-shoulder. A reddish-brown colour, about 40% opaque. Slightly unpleasant nose, smelling oxidised and slightly of warm plastic. On the palate this was thick and unctuous; very smooth and sweet with lots of dates and dried figs mixed in with the golden syrup palate. A gentle aftertaste, quite persistent but never complex. Overall this was a very enjoyable bottle of port but one which had suffered from premature aging caused by oxidation. 85/100. Drunk 13-Apr-15. Decanted 12 hours.