The bright aromatics, freshness and balance may be enjoyed at anytime.
Wine Spectator 88 points - Shows beautiful aromas of sliced plum and peach, with raspberry jam. Medium-bodied and lightly sweet, with fine tannins and a fruity finish. Refined and pretty. This is a new Port from Noval that is supposed to attract new consumers and please old ones. Might work. Drink now. –JS
(May 31 2010)
As one of the oldest port houses, Quinta do Noval is unique
in that most of the ports are made from estate-grown fruit
and, notably, all of the vintage Noval wines are from the
single Quinta do Noval vineyard. As Robert Parker writes in
his 2005 book, The World's Greatest Wine Estates: "Quinta
do Noval is unusual among the great traditional Port
houses in that it emphasizes the importance of the
vineyard. The aim is to produce classic Vintage Ports that
are harmonious and elegant expressions of Quinta do
Noval's terroir. Strict selection in the vineyard, low yields,
and strict selection again in the tasting room result in a
|BLACK is a revolutionary new style of port that showcases the same legendary terroir as Quinta do
Noval's great vintage ports.