Quinta Do Noval, Vintage Port
Quinta Do Noval

Quinta Do Noval, Vintage Port, 2018


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2018
75cl
DP
£58.99

2018
6x75cl
DP
£354.00


Quinta Do Noval, Quinta Do Noval, Vintage Port, 2018

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
19.5 %

Notes

Quinta do Noval is a single estate located in the heart of the Douro valley with 145HA under vine. The estate has a plethora of different altitudes, expositions and varietal make-up, terroirs from which they select the finest grapes to go in to their flagship Vintage Port. In 2018 just 1,600 cases have been produced, which equates to less than 7% of the total production. Christian Seely is rightly pleased with this supple, ripe and juicy Vintage Port, saying that “the grapes all ripened in perfect conditions. We could harvest a la carte and find the perfect blend.” A softer, more sumptuous Port than we’ve seen for a few years, the ‘18 is a wine with very attractive, silky, ripe, perfumed and exotic dark fruit, arriving after the denser, more classically-styled 2017. This is verily a drinkers Port that is already so charming and fruit-forward that it will be irresistible in just a few years’ time. Predominantly Touriga Nacional and Touriga Francesca (formerly known as Franca) with some Tinta Cao and Souson making up the final blend.

Critics score


Score:
95

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
11/2022

Notes
The 2018 Vintage Port from Noval, picked from 5 September, has a really lovely bouquet with black plum and cassis fruit, still with that faint tincture of fireside hearth, concentrated and supremely well focused. This is the most "vinous" recent vintage insofar that it veers away from a fortified wine, perhaps with less VA than the 2017. The palate has a satin-like texture on the entry, a little spicier than the 2019, hints of black pepper, graphite, clove and allspice, very harmonious and poised on the graphite-tinged finish. Excellent. Tasted at the Quinta do Noval tasting at Spring restaurant in London.

specifications

country:
Portugal

region:
Douro

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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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