Port Quinta Noval 2011
Top-notch vintage character Port, this is a very good introduction to Quinta Do Noval's stellar line. Rich ruby-purple, it offers a vibrant bouquet and a mouthful of lush black fruit. With slight floral notes, it has an elegant, lingering finish.Add winemaker's notes
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Top-notch vintage character Port, this is a very good introduction to Quinta Do Noval's stellar line. Rich ruby-purple, it offers a vibrant bouquet and a mouthful of lush black fruit. With slight floral notes, it has an elegant, lingering finish.
Wine Tasting NotesIntense brick color. It as a more complex nose than the Ruby, showing youthful fruit with a raspberry character. On the palate it is medium sweet with a well balanced fruit and richness. Drink it slightly chilled as an aperitif or at room temperature with a dessert.
The 1997 vintage port is the greatest Quinta do Noval I have ever tasted. The wine of the vintage, this black/purple-colored port boasts fabulous aromatics (espresso, blackberries, licorice, tar, and flowers), followed by massive concentration, full body, and levels of depth and richness. Gorgeously sweet, stunningly concentrated and full-bodied, this profound vintage port should be legendary. Quinta do Noval's production normally approaches 4,000 cases, but in 1997, only 1200 cases were produced, so it will be extremely limited in availability. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2035.
Concentrated flavors of dried pear, apricot, cherry and spice combine into this seamless package. The finish features toffee and orange zest notes, with hints of smoke. Drink now.
A complex blend of fresh and mature wines, this 20-Year-Old glistens with scents of sweet William and deeper tones of apricot and nectarine fruit leather. Savory wood spice layers the fruit and lasts. The flavors have some bounce, an elasticity that keeps the wine fresh and transparent.
Brick red to an amber colour on the rim. Not as expressive as some on the nose. On the palate it is rich, full and spicy in style, seemingly quite fresh and youthful, with a vestige of peppery tannin remaining. Long and lovely.
An elegant, delicate Tawny, with a full raft of dried white fruit, toffee, cream and butter flavors. The bright finish offers pear tart and spice notes, with suave, smoky overtones. Drink now.
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