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Quinta do Noval

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Quinta do Noval

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  1. Quinta do Noval Tawny Port 10yo
    Quinta do Noval Tawny Port 10yo
    I've been tasting a lot of port recently and on several occasions this particular wine has really stood out as being much more vigorous and satisfying than its peers.  It has that slight touch of rancio that comes from many years in wood but mainly it is a thoroughly delicious blend of fruit and nuts (no chocolate).  JANCIS ROBINSON, MW

    A fresh, vibrant style, showing cherry and redcurrant pâte de fruit notes, with blood orange and rooibos tea flavors. Light cinnamon and mineral nuances add to the streamlined finish. JAMES MOLESWORTH, winespectator.com
    NV
    Tinto, Touriga
    Portugal
    450
    Special Price $91.00 Regular Price $110.00
  2. Quinta do Noval Tawny Port 20yo
    Quinta do Noval Tawny Port 20yo
    Most port houses make a 20 year-old tawny, a blend of ports that have been aged in oak for at least 20 years, but I found Quinta do Noval's current offering to be particularly convincing. It is more assertive than most and finishes just a bit drier and more positively. This is wine! JANCIS ROBINSON, MW

    A shade or two darker and richer than its peers, with warm toffee, hazelnut cream, roasted vanilla, cinnamon and walnut husk notes leading the way, backed by halva, pistachio oil and dried fig details. Lush through the finish, with the walnut hint lingering long enough for all the elements to fall in line. An exotic tawny. JAMES MOLESWORTH, winespectator.com
    NV
    Portugal
    450
    Special Price $199.00 Regular Price $250.00
  3. Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port 2011
    Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port 2011

    This is the first time Noval have declared their famous Nacional since 2003 so this is an exciting development. Very dark purple stains the inside of the glass.  Gosh, a massive bruiser of a wine. There is such concentration here that not much aroma can escape initially. Wild, peppery stuff. Then wonderfully juicy and spicy. This is like the ultimate biodynamic wine with lots of microbiology going on, in a good way.  Very clean and fresh on the finish.  Not notably sweet and with more marked acidity than some.  A big contrast to, for example, Fonseca 2011. This is all about subtle topnotes rather than broad lusciousness. So vital! JANCIS ROBINSON, 2013

    The 2011 Quinta do Noval Nacional has an entrancing bouquet that unfolds with time. It is extraordinarily concentrated with black currant pastilles, baked earth, a touch of terracotta and bay leaf that gains more dimension with time. Yet there is undeniable purity and elegance here, a seductive chorus of aromas perfectly in tune. The palate has a wondrous symmetry and focus, perfect acidity and immense purity. Everything here is so precise and at the same time, unassuming, as if this Nacional is aware of its breeding without the impulse to brag about it. It has closed down just a little since last year, but I take this as a positive sign that this legendary Nacional will delight for decades rather than years. This is the kind of elixir that leaves you speechless – surely the finest Nacional since the ethereal 1963. NEAL MARTIN, 2014

    2011
    Port
    Portugal
    450
  4. Quinta do Noval Tawny Port 40yo
    Quinta do Noval Tawny Port 40yo
    Terrific stature and visceral intensity. Tightly wound acidity, a touch of volatile acidity and Cognac-like spirit drive to the kaleidoscopic palate, unleashing a never-ending panoply of flavours: black cardamom, spicy fruit chutney, salty praline, mocha, dried mango, marmalade and walnut. Ultra-long, well-focused and resonating. DECANTER MAGAZINE

    This is very flattering up front, with a lush wave of warm date, fig and toffee leading the way, backed by subtle bitter almond and Brazil nut notes that add spine and contrast. A flash of green tea pierces the finish, adding a dry hint in turn and bringing you back for more. A wine with power that is also invigorating to drink. JAMES MOLESWORTH, winespectator.com
    NV
    Portugal
    450
    Special Price $339.00 Regular Price $420.00