Quinta Do Noval Black Port

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Quinta do Noval Black Port is a great introduction to this famous wine of the Douro Valley in Portugal. Replacing the LB Port in the Noval lineup, Black is a revolutionary new style of Port, with bright aromatics, freshness of fruit and great balance. Quinta do Noval lies in the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, with steep hillside vineyards along the river valley. This famous winery has produced great Port wines since 1715 and has bottled Noval LB Ports since the 1960s. The wine is traditionally made in granite lagares from the classic grape varieties of the Douro Valley. Robert Parker considers Quinta do Noval one of the top 3 Port houses. Wine & Spirits magazine rated Noval Black 91 points, considering it to be at the level of many of the regions best LBVs. We find it a true wine gem!<br/><br/>Quinta do Noval Black Port is dark ruby in color with enticing aromas of black raspberry and lilacs. Rich and full-bodied, it offers bright acidity against flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, plum and chocolate. It tantalizes the palate on the lingering finish.<br/><br/>Enjoy Quinta do Noval Black Port as a dessert wine all by itself or with chocolate, cheesecake or sweet cheeses.

Region: Portugal » Douro » Porto

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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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Snooth User: jjmik
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1.50 5
03/22/2011

One and a half glasses


External Reviews for Quinta Do Noval Black Port

External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/25/2010

Noval Black Port


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
09/12/2010

Quinta do Noval Black Port is a great introduction to this famous wine of the Douro Valley in Portugal. Replacing the LB Port in the Noval lineup, Black is a revolutionary new style of Port, with bright aromatics, freshness of fruit and great balance. Quinta do Noval lies in the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, with steep hillside vineyards along the river valley. This famous winery has produced great Port wines since 1715 and has bottled Noval LB Ports since the 1960s. The wine is traditionally made in granite lagares from the classic grape varieties of the Douro Valley. Robert Parker considers Quinta do Noval one of the top 3 Port houses. Wine & Spirits magazine rated Noval Black 91 points, considering it to be at the level of many of the regions best LBVs. We find it a true wine gem! Quinta do Noval Black Port is dark ruby in color with enticing aromas of black raspberry and lilacs. Rich and full-bodied, it offers bright acidity against flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, plum and chocolate. It tantalizes the palate on the lingering finish. Enjoy Quinta do Noval Black Port as a dessert wine all by itself or with chocolate, cheesecake or sweet cheeses.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/26/2010

This is a revolutionary new port from one of the world's legendary estates. Thanks to 15 years of work at the estate replanting and rebuilding the quality of fruit across the estate is unprecedented. This fruit is now the foundation for the Vintage Ports and, in other years, for Black. For this unique Port, all grapes harvested are crushed by foot in granite lagares and crushing is done in small lots for better control and to pinpoint quality. This effort allows Quinta do Noval to create a port wine that wholly emphasizes fruit with a focus on tremendous aromatics, beautiful balance, and transparent complexity. Enjoy now, no decanting or other stuffy, stodgy dramatics necessary!


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
05/23/2011

Oporto, PortugalQuinta do Noval Black Port is a great introduction to this famous wine of the Douro Valley in Portugal. Replacing the LB Port in the Noval lineup, Black is a revolutionary new style of Port, with bright aromatics, freshness of fruit and great balance. Quinta do Noval lies in the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, with steep hillside vineyards along the river valley. This famous winery has produced great Port wines since 1715 and has bottled Noval LB Ports since the 1960's. The wine is traditionally made in granite lagares from the classic grape varieties of the Douro Valley. Robert Parker considers Quinta do Noval one of the top 3 Port houses and rated Noval Black 90 points. Wine & Spirits magazine rated Noval Black 91 points, considering it to be at the level of many of the region's best LBVs. We find it a true wine gem!Quinta do Noval Black Port is dark ruby in color with enticing aromas of black raspberry and lilacs. Rich and full-bodied, it offers bright acidity against flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, plum and chocolate. It tantalizes the palate on the lingering finish.Enjoy Quinta do Noval Black Port as a dessert wine all by itself or with chocolate, cheesecake or sweet cheeses.



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Quinta do Noval Black Port is a great introduction to this famous wine of the Douro Valley in Portugal. Replacing the LB Port in the Noval lineup, Black is a revolutionary new style of Port, with bright aromatics, freshness of fruit and great balance. Quinta do Noval lies in the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, with steep hillside vineyards along the river valley. This famous winery has produced great Port wines since 1715 and has bottled Noval LB Ports since the 1960s. The wine is traditionally made in granite lagares from the classic grape varieties of the Douro Valley. Robert Parker considers Quinta do Noval one of the top 3 Port houses. Wine & Spirits magazine rated Noval Black 91 points, considering it to be at the level of many of the regions best LBVs. We find it a true wine gem!<br/><br/>Quinta do Noval Black Port is dark ruby in color with enticing aromas of black raspberry and lilacs. Rich and full-bodied, it offers bright acidity against flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, plum and chocolate. It tantalizes the palate on the lingering finish.<br/><br/>Enjoy Quinta do Noval Black Port as a dessert wine all by itself or with chocolate, cheesecake or sweet cheeses.

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