Quinta Do Noval, Vintage Port
Quinta Do Noval

Quinta Do Noval, Vintage Port,

Destination

vintage

Quinta Do Noval, Quinta Do Noval, Vintage Port, 2000

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Quinta Do Noval, Quinta Do Noval, Vintage Port, 2000

This is for all of you hedonists out there. The 2000 Quinta do Noval offers an opulent fragrance as a prelude to a palate crammed with rich flavours of chocolate, liquorice, asian spice and fig. Simply immense.

ABV:
20%
97/100
Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2016 Vintage Port was picked mainly from 19 September in ideal conditions. It is more broody than the 2017 at the moment and demands a little more encouragement from the glass. I have been prudent with my reviews in the past, but this 2016 seems to have considerably improved in the four years since I last encountered it. More earthy in style, it offers lovely dusky black fruit, sage, a touch of menthol and star anis, unfolding in the glass with each swirl. The palate is medium-bodied with a velvety entry. Superb tension here, the acidity cuts through the richness of this Port with effortless ease. Linear, poised and mineral-driven, Vintage Port gets little better than this. Tasted at the Quinta do Noval tasting at Spring restaurant in London.
Date Reviewed:
11/2022

specifications

country:
Portugal
region:
Douro
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style:
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Allergen Information:
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Quinta Do Noval

Quinta Do Noval

Quinta do Noval is a legendary, single estate located in the heart of the Douro valley. With 145HA under vine the estate benefits from a plethora of differing altitudes, expositions, and varietal compositions from which they select the finest grapes to go into the flagship Vintage Port. This usually equates to just 10% of the total production. All the grapes are still foot trodden in historic stone lagares and at the heart of the property lies the famous Nacional plot, an ungrafted 1.60 hectare vineyard which yields tiny bunches of highly concentrated grapes, that in turn have historically produced some of the greatest Ports of all.

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