26 March 2018 News

Quinta do Noval’s 10 Year Tawny was among 14 ports featured in a new report from Wine Spectator, “14 Gorgeous Tawny Ports.” The main photo accompanying the article is a photograph of the Quinta itself. Below is an excerpt. Click here to read the full article!

“The 10-year-old tawnies are the best category to explore as a newbie. Offering notes of raisin, hazelnut, toffee, cinnamon and more, these wines are sweet, although some producers’ styles flirt with dry edges, giving them pleasant cut and definition.

I prefer them slightly chilled—keep the bottle in your fridge while you let a glass of the stuff warm up for a few minutes. They’re ideal as a mouthwatering aperitif with roasted almonds and cheese, or as a digestif with a small bite of chocolate. The best part? An open bottle of tawny can last a month or more.

I recently tasted through five dozen tawny bottlings covering the 10- to 40-year-old ranges from top producers. Here’s a selection that provides you with a terrific introduction to the category. For all reviews from my recent tastings, keep an eye on the Buying Guide in Wine Spectator.

QUINTA DO NOVAL Tawny Port 10 Year Old NV Score: 92 | $35
A fresh, vibrant style, showing cherry and red currant pâte de fruit notes, with blood orange and rooibos tea flavors. Light cinnamon and mineral nuances add to the streamlined finish. Drink now. 1,000 cases imported.—J.M.”