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Clear very deep dark red colour with light brown rim. Somewhat dull in colour compared to the 97 Vesuvio. The nose holds some dark fruit and spice aromas . On the palate it feels slightly hot/alcoholic and thin lacking in complexity. There is a good acidity here but overall I get a feeling of imbalance. Dia- 89/100- 24/02/2016
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Mature red colour with a medium rim and an opaque centre. Some toffee on the nose, mixed with red apples; fresh, attractive and growing in the glass. Restrained on the palate, with generous charcoal tannins in a sweet strawberry and redcurrant mid- and late-palate. A delicious woody aftertaste and a finish of canteloupe melon. 88/100.