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25% opacity, wonderful red-Amber with a copper rim. Nose of menthol and mint. Lovely gentle smooth entry, some heat mid palate which lingers into the finish. Some bite with the heat, and some faint hints of dried orange peel. At 56 years young, still retaining a fabulous structure. Wonderfully elegant. My WOTN.
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11742
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
UK bottled by an unknown bottler. Mature red in colour, lots of brick; 40% opaque. A gentle nose with lots of fruit that is attractive and interesting. Soft on the palate with mature fruit and a hint of rosemary. Big on the palate with firm tannins and good complexity. Dry on the finish with a bit more rosemary showing and tannins on the tongue before a sticky finish of candied fruits. 86/100.