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Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2019

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Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2019
Producer Quinta do Noval
Region, Country Douro, Portugal
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 19790-750

As always, Noval’s VP is a 100% single-quinta wine drawn from a strict selection of Noval’s own vineyards on the slopes of the Douro’s Cavadinha tributary. The 2019 declaration represents only 14% of Noval’s entire production. Each year, the blending proportions for the Vintage Port varies depending on those varieties which did best. The 2019 represents a traditional blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Sousão and Tinta Roriz—all foot-trodden in temperature-controlled granite lagares. The wine was matured for 18 months in old wooden barrels. 

Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2019

Reviews

“Tasted with some other 2019s, this certainly stood out for both concentration and power. It touches all the bases in terms of expressive fruit and structure, finishing dry and seriously. It seemed balanced enough to drink young, but that would be a mistake. For one thing, it steadily tightened as it aired out. It also increasingly showed gorgeous eucalyptus-laced aromatics. This is plainly built for the long haul. I would expect nothing less from a fine Noval Vintage Port. This is a powerful beauty, well justifying Noval's tendency to declare most every year.”
97 points, Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate
“This is well defined on the nose, with dusky black fruit laced with graphite and clove [and] hints of liquorice, eucalyptus and boot polish emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with vivid red and black fruit, liquorice and black pepper, crisp acidity with a structured finish. This is a fresh, tensile Noval that will age with style.”
96 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
“A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Sousão and Tinta Roriz: deep opaque inky black hue; tight knit and unyielding with underlying minty ripeness on the nose; well-defined minty fruit with great purity and intensity on the palate, dark chocolate depth at the core, firm but ripe linear tannins with, long lovely freshness (the hallmark of this vintage) present on the finish.”
96 points, Richard Mayson, Decanter

Reviews

“Tasted with some other 2019s, this certainly stood out for both concentration and power. It touches all the bases in terms of expressive fruit and structure, finishing dry and seriously. It seemed balanced enough to drink young, but that would be a mistake. For one thing, it steadily tightened as it aired out. It also increasingly showed gorgeous eucalyptus-laced aromatics. This is plainly built for the long haul. I would expect nothing less from a fine Noval Vintage Port. This is a powerful beauty, well justifying Noval's tendency to declare most every year.”
97 points, Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate
“This is well defined on the nose, with dusky black fruit laced with graphite and clove [and] hints of liquorice, eucalyptus and boot polish emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with vivid red and black fruit, liquorice and black pepper, crisp acidity with a structured finish. This is a fresh, tensile Noval that will age with style.”
96 points, Neal Martin, Vinous
“A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Sousão and Tinta Roriz: deep opaque inky black hue; tight knit and unyielding with underlying minty ripeness on the nose; well-defined minty fruit with great purity and intensity on the palate, dark chocolate depth at the core, firm but ripe linear tannins with, long lovely freshness (the hallmark of this vintage) present on the finish.”
96 points, Richard Mayson, Decanter

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