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Noval Vintage Oporto 2003
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
Blue berry, chocolate, rich fruits, light barnyard, clove, and anise. Rich small tannins, with a balanced strong acidity. Long finish, with rich cherry blackberry, chalky earth, and minerals. 4.5/5 [NR]
External Reviews for Noval Vintage Oporto
Saturated deep ruby. Sweet aromas of black cherry, cassis, licorice, molasses, minerals, toffee and violet. Dense, sweet and pliant, with outstanding precision and depth of flavor. Like the Silval, this boasts a seductively creamy texture. The explosive, mounting finish offers a fine dusting of ripe, suave tannins and great breadth. Deceptively easy to taste today owing to its finesse, but itrsquo;s hard to believe that it wonrsquo;t shut down in bottle in the near future. This wine features a particularly high percentage of touriga nacional.
Saturated deep ruby. Sweet aromas of black cherry, cassis, licorice, molasses, minerals, toffee and violet. Dense, sweet and pliant, with outstanding precision and depth of flavor. Like the Silval, this boasts a seductively creamy texture. The explosive, mounting finish offers a fine dusting of ripe, suave tannins and great breadth. Deceptively easy to taste today owing to its finesse, but itandrsquo;s hard to believe that it wonandrsquo;t shut down in bottle in the near future. This wine features a particularly high percentage of touriga nacional.
Noval's replanting in the 1990s included a high proportion of touriga nacional, which shows in this wine as a dynamic and resonant blueberry blue. There's also boysenberry, pomegranate, bosky cherry and schist. It's ornate and vibrant - the potent fruit suspended by the tannin, then exploding into luscious chocolate blackness; the finish is notably refreshing. With several days of air, this wine's massive extract takes on a slightly bitter edge, suggesting it may not be the longest lived of the great 2007s. Nevertheless it is one of the keepers - likely to reach its peak in the 30-year range and to coast for years beyond that.
WS 96pts. - WA 94pts. - According to the Wine Spectator: What a nose. Ripe fruit, with chocolate, blackberries and raisins. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with velvety tannins. Finish goes on and on. Layered and wonderful. Best after 2014...
(Barrel tasting) Impressive aromas of crushed blackberry, mineral and dried flowers. Intense and deep. Full-bodied, very sweet and dense on the palate, with big, round tannins and a long finish.
Saturated black ruby to the rim. Sappy aromas of black cherry, minerals and roasted nuts. Wonderfully concentrated, very sweet, silky and suave; like an elixir of dark berries. As it opened in the glass, the superb underlying structure became obvious. Finishes with big, building, extremely fine tannins and superb length and grip.
Undurchlässiges Purpur (fast schwarz). Betörendes Aroma nach eingelegte Zwetschgen und Zimt. Schattenmorelle, Gewürze (Spekulatius), gut eingebundenes Tanningerüst, druckvoller, schwarzbeeriger Gaumen, Dörrfrüchte und Lakritze im nicht enden wollenden Abgang.
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