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Clear deep dark red colour. There is something I cannot define on the nose that I really like, cherry, raisins, vanilla, cinnamon and other spices. The palate is sweet and warm with ripe red fruit, good balancing acidity and a good finish. Dia- 91/100- 24/02/2016
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11456
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Deep red colour with a wide rim. Boiled fruit sweets on the nose with attractive floral tones. A touch empty initially, but a mouthful of Parma Violets quickly develops with firm tannins on the mid-palate. The late palate brings a lightness and more flowers, quite delicious. Lovely sweet fruit lozenges run through the aftertaste, supported by the tannins. The whole impression is of a wine which is very unbalanced and odd. Perhaps all it needs is a little more time. 88/100.