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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11686
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Lighter red, showing some hints of maturity with soft brick-red colour in the rim and an opaque centre. Slightly cloudy. Restrained on the nose with little showing other than a tiny bit of eucalyptus. A bit of time in the glass allowed some aniseed to also come through. Smooth and sweet on entry with wonderful flavours and a delightful fragrance. Lots of sweet and ripe fruit but with a terrific tannic core. A fantastic palate with wonderful complexity. Very suprising palate with elegance rather than the traditional Taylor power. There is a touch of chilli heat on the aftertaste and quite a long burn before a lengthy finish of dry cherry stones and fragrant purple fruit. 95/100. 23-Apr-15.