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- Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Bottled by the Wine Society. Mature red colour, looking to be nicely middle-aged; 50% opaque. Surprisingly youthful nose with gentle mace infused red fruit but with a touch of the astringency that mace brings. Sweet entry with lots of fruit that is initially quite simple. Air allows a lot of new flavours to develop on the late palate giving a nice, full and layered set of sensations. Some heat protrudes on the aftertaste but this gives way to a sticky finish of decent length. 86/100. 4½ hour decant.