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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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- Location: Berkshire, UK
From one of the commemorative double magnums presented at the 225 anniversary party at the Don. Free poured, not decanted and so slightly gritty. Deep red in colour with a slightly mature tone to the edge; opaque centre. A wonderful nose of rich and leafy fruit, stewed and full of sous bois. Smooth texture on entry, bringing slightly bruised sweet fruit at first but this is quickly followed by a wave of powerful tannins that grips but never dominates. A delicious mouth presence although not much complexity at this time. Lovely sweet golden sultanas on the finish, which has great length. This is astonishingly balanced and together for such a young port. 90/100. Drunk 10-Nov-15. Decanting time N/K. Presented at the Sandeman 225 anniversary celebration at the Don.