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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11661
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Dark red with just a hint of brick and a wide rim. Limited nose, closed and showing very little. Restrained on the palate too, thin but with powerful tannins; so much so that this is lacking in fruit and dominated by the tannins and acidity. Saccharine and mint on the aftertaste with a long, dry and huge green finish. Very difficult to score, this is either extremely closed or tainted very slightly with TCA - enough to flatten the fruit but not enough to be picked up directly. NR.