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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
- Posts: 11743
- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
From Real Vinicola. Rich and mature polished redwood in colour, 60% opaque. Rose hip syrup on the nose but slightly dirty. Nicely balanced entry with soft candied cherry fruit at first. The fruit builds up impressively, backed by powerful acidity; an interesting coffee twist appears on the late palate. The acidity is a little uncomfortable on the aftertaste, but this fades reluctantly to leave a long finish of candied cherry and coffee. Pleasant and enjoyable, but not a great Port. 87/100. Drunk 14-Oct-16. Decanted 2 hours.