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Quinta do Noval

Nacional Vintage Port 2017

Douro Valley, Portugal

The word "Nacional" refers to the fact that the vines are Portuguese vines growing in Portuguese soil with no foreign root stock and are therefore "attached to the soil of the Nation." The survival of the tiny parcel (6 acres) of legendary ungrafted vines is a mystery and the National is a unique and extraordinary phenomenon that does not necessarily follow the same rhythm as the rest of the Quinta do Noval. Nacional is every port lover's fantasy and this great wine is a source of pride to the people of Portugal and at its best the finest expression of the extraordinary terroir of Quinta do Noval.

Wine Advocate The 2017 Vintage Port Nacional is a field blend, mostly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Sousão and Tinta Roriz, aged for 18 months in old wood. It comes in…

Vinous "The 2017 Quinta do Noval Nacional, which was trodden under foot in lagares and matured in wood for 18 months, demands considerable aeration in the glass even after extended decanting. Eventually it…

James Suckling "Such fine tannins and it goes on and on and on. Full-bodied, compact and very fine. Sweet plums and old-vine, bark character. Lasts for minutes. Feels dry."

Related Materials: Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port 2017 Tech Sheet (99 JS)

Quinta do Noval

Vintage Port 2017

Douro Valley, Portugal

Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is characterized by its purity of fruit and a fine and delicate quality that is typical of the wines of the property in general but which finds its most remarkable and enduring expression in the Vintage Ports. Equilibrium, harmony, finesse and elegance characterize our great Vintage Ports, which are declared only in great years and only when the wines come up to Noval’s exacting standards. Even then, the wines selected for the Quinta do Noval Vintage Port blend represent only a small proportion of our total production.

Wine Spectator "This is well-packed, offering the vivid plum, boysenberry, cassis and açaí berry fruit profile of the vintage, along with a dark edge of tar, baker's chocolate and salted licorice that…

Wine Advocate The 2017 Vintage Port is a field blend, mostly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão and Sousão, aged for 18 months in old wood vats. It comes in with 99…

Vinous "The 2017 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port was picked from August 21 to September 28 under perfect conditions. It has a tightly wound bouquet that requires a lot of aeration.…

James Suckling "Big grip in this wine with dark blackberries, blueberries and floral notes. Fine tannins. Ripe but sweet and pretty. Shows a lovely finish."

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Cedro do Noval VR Duriense 2015

Vinho Regional Duriense

Charm and accessibility in an authentically Douro style. Named after the emblematic cedar tree that dominates the terrace of Quinta do Noval, Cedro do Noval is an authentic expression of the Douro. Principally made up of classic Portuguese varieties, it also contains a proportion of Syrah, which rounds out the fruit and gives the wine enormous charm and accessibility.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate “The 2015 Cedro do Noval, a Duriense appellation because of the 30% Syrah, also has 30% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca, 10% Tinta Roriz and 5% Tinto Cão. It was…

Related Materials: Quinta do Noval Cedro do Noval VR Duriense 2015 Tech Sheet (90 WA)

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Tawny 10 Year Old Port NV

Douro Valley, Portugal

Noval 10 year old Tawny is a blend of old Ports from different vintages that have matured in oak casks, with an average age of 10 years.  It's a perfect expression of the Noval Tawny style. It has acquired the classical attributes of an old Tawny Port, while at the same time retaining much of the freshness and fruit of its youth. 

Jeb Dunnuck "The NV 10 Year Tawny from Quinta do Noval sports a medium ruby color as well as rich, medium to full-bodied notes of figs, white raisins, burnt caramel and a…

Wine Spectator “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.…

Related Materials: Quinta do Noval 10 Year Old Tawny Port Non-Vintage Tech Sheet (92 WS) Quinta do Noval 10 Year Tawny Port Shelf Talker (92 WS)

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Vintage Port 2016

Douro Valley, Portugal

Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is characterised by its purity of fruit and a fine, delicate quality that is typical of the wines of the property in general, but which finds its most remarkable and enduring expression in the Vintage Ports.

James Suckling "This is a superb baby Noval that reminds me of the 1966. Chewy yet so polished. The light sweetness suggests an overall dialing back of the sugar content. Stemmy and…

Related Materials: Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2016 Tech Sheet (98 JS)

Robert Parker Wine Advocate "This was stunning from the first smell, promising concentration, intensity of fruit and great things to come. It had a 100-point nose that made me go "wow!" No wine I…

Quinta do Noval

Nacional Vintage Port 2016

Douro Valley, Portugal

The word "Nacional" refers to the fact that the vines are Portuguese vines growing in Portuguese soil with no foreign root stock and are therefore "attached to the soil of the Nation." The survival of the tiny parcel (6 acres) of legendary ungrafted vines is a mystery and the National is a unique and extraordinary phenomenon that does not necessarily follow the same rhythm as the rest of the Quinta do Noval. Nacional is every port lover's fantasy and this great wine is a source of pride to the people of Portugal and at its best the finest expression of the extraordinary terroir of Quinta do Noval.

Wine Enthusiast "This is a ripe and fruity yet strucutred wine that has amazing aging potential. It offers a strongly floral element that contrasts with the tense, mineral texture and dense tannins.…

Related Materials: Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port 2016 Tech Sheet (99 WE)

Vinous "The 2016 Quinta do Noval Naçional Vintage Port comes (of course) from the famous parcel of ungrafted vines. Comparing it side by side, the Naçional does not have the immediacy…

Robert Parker Wine Advocate “The 2004 Quinta do Noval Nacional has a show-stopping bouquet that is cut from a completely different cloth than the 2004 Vintage. This is far more extravagant and decadent, with…

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Noval BLACK Port NV

Douro Valley, Portugal

The style of Noval BLACK is entirely about emphasizing the quality of this fruit, through use of estate fruit, gentle handling (including foot treading), and vinification aiming for transparency.  You could say it is the most wine-like of ruby reserve ports, and that is the secret to its flexibility, in cocktails, chilled, and even on ice.

Wine Advocate "The NV Black Ruby Reserve Porto is mostly Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinto Cão aged in an equal mixture of oak and stainless steel. It comes in with 100…

Jeb Dunnuck "The NV Black cuvée comes half from estate vineyards (the rest is sourced from the Cima Corgo region in the Douro Valley) and is aged two years in larger oak…

Wine & Spirits Magazine “Black replaces LB, Noval’s former entry in this range, and uses top-quality fruit to create a soft, accommodating texture. The aromas are purple-black while the flavors are pure black cherry.…

Related Materials: Quinta do Noval BLACK Non-Vintage Tech Sheet (91 W&S) Quinta do Noval BLACK Shelf Talker (91 W&S)

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Tawny 20 Year Old Port NV

Douro Valley, Portugal

Noval 20 year old Tawny is a blend of old Ports from different vintages that have matured in oak casks, with an average age of 20 years. Irresistible freshness with all the complexity of age. Harmonious and balanced, fine, elegant and long, with all the aromatic complexity typical of Noval Tawny Ports. 

Decanter "Set up in 1715, Noval is the only historic Port wine shipper to bear the name of its quinta. Its declaration of 1931 as a vintage year – arguably the…

Wine Spectator "This is a shade darker and richer than its peers, with warm toffee, hazelnut cream, roasted vanilla, cinnamon and walnut husk leading the way, backed by halva, pistachio oil and…

Related Materials: Quinta do Noval 20 Year Old Tawny Port Non-Vintage Tech Sheet (95 WS)

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Colheita 2005

Douro Valley

Colheita is a Vintage Tawny Port. Whereas Tawnies with an indication of age show the House style, Vintage Tawnies show the personality of the vintage year. Colheita spends its entire life in barrel until the moment of bottling. On the nose they are fresh, powerful and fruit-forward with balanced acidity. On the palate they have a nutty, oxidized character with a seductively smooth finish. 

Wine Advocate The 2005 Colheita Tawny Port is a typical field blend of grapes like Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Sousão and Tinta Roriz, bottled in 2019 with 117 grams of…