Noval Vintage Oporto 2003

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Extrem dunkles Purpur mit schwarzen Reflexen. Faszinierendes Bouquet mit Cassis, schwarzen Kirschen, Black Currant, Frische verleihende Veilchentöne, eine trockene Süsse vermittelnd, tolles Würzspiel. Fester, stoffiger Gaumen perfekte Adstringenz, Süsse a

Region: Portugal » Oporto

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  • 2003

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Winery: Quinta do Noval
Color: Red
Variety: Port
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Quinta do Noval:
Quinta do Noval is situated in the very heart of the Douro valley, in the Cima Corgo, just two kilometres from the small town of Pinhão. As you approach the entrance to the quinta from Pinhão, you will see the famous broad terraces of Quinta do Noval on the right. The Quinta, which is principally situated in the valley of the small Pinhao river, a tributary of the Douro, has approximately 145 h... Read more
Quinta do Noval is situated in the very heart of the Douro valley, in the Cima Corgo, just two kilometres from the small town of Pinhão. As you approach the entrance to the quinta from Pinhão, you will see the famous broad terraces of Quinta do Noval on the right. The Quinta, which is principally situated in the valley of the small Pinhao river, a tributary of the Douro, has approximately 145 hectares of vines, ranging in altitude from 100 metres, at the level of the Pinhao river, to 350 metres at the summit of the valley. The Quinta is approached by a long drive, covered by trellised vines. This is the first view of the quinta that you see as you drive up. Read less
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Layered Rice Pudding

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Snooth User: ryanopaz
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08/08/2007

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

External Review
01/04/2012

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.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
07/30/2013

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...


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

(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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

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.


External Review
04/21/2010

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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Extrem dunkles Purpur mit schwarzen Reflexen. Faszinierendes Bouquet mit Cassis, schwarzen Kirschen, Black Currant, Frische verleihende Veilchentöne, eine trockene Süsse vermittelnd, tolles Würzspiel. Fester, stoffiger Gaumen perfekte Adstringenz, Süsse a

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