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Orange, 20% opaque — not a joy to behold. Palate very soft and lovely, being much fuller than its colour. Heat mid-palate. Very very dry late-palate. Drink up — soon.In [url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=101792#p101792]the review thread[/url] jdaw1 wrote:At AHB’s request the cork of the unlabelled purported SW63 was pushed in. Late in the evening it was bagged out, and clearly showed SW66.
- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Originally purchased as "Believed Smith Woodhouse 1963" the cork revealed this to be Smith Woodhouse 1966. Tawny brown in colour, looking like a 20 year old tawny, 40% opaque. Oxidised nose, flat and lifeless. Some bruised apples on entry, soft and full of brown sugar. On the mid-palate this shows a little roasted coffee bean and caramel. Brown apple juice dominates the aftertaste before a coffee bean and burnt sugar finish that has good length. Sadly a compromised bottle. 82/100. Decanted 3½ hours.