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Quinta Do Noval Noval Ten Year Old Tawny Port NV
DEFINITION: This is a Port with an indication of its average age, aged in oak casks and taking on characteristics of walnuts, died fruits and spices, showing increasing intensity of colour, complexity, concentration and depth of flavour. Varietal Composition: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa and Tinta Barroca predominate among the traditional grape varieties of the Demarcated Region of the Douro Valley. Vineyard Location: 100% from grapes of Quinta do Noval, Pinhão. Analysis: Alcohol: 21º % vol Residual Sugar: 127, 8 g/dm3 Total Acid: 5, 92 g/dm3 Tartaric Acid Ph: 3, 5 Barrel Type: old oak barrels of 640 liters. Bottling Date: Bottled according to demand. Barrel Time: the old tawnies spend their entire life in barrel until the moment of the final blend. Vinification: the grapes were trodden by foot and fermented in the traditional "lagares" of the Quinta, where a disciplined and intense treading is fundamental for a good final result. Tasting Notes: Light amber colour. Extremely rich and complex nutty bouquet reminiscent of mint and almonds. Full bodied, sweet and rich in taste with an attractive nuttiness and a lingering finish in spite of its age.
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There is plenty going on in Noval’s 20-year-old. It is a dry style, but the generous fruit combines marmalade and fresh citrus flavors, along with powerful ripeness. Acidity is there too, giving a lift at the end.
This smells just like English Christmas cake. Full-bodied and very sweet, with plenty of toffee and dried fruit character on the finish. Really yummy. Drink now.
Notes of pie crust, cinnamon and sugar place this at the table in lieu of dessert. It’s a warming wine, both brisk and rich in its spice-cake flavors, sunny, schisty and taut.
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.
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.
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.
The legendary Noval has produced a deliciously attractive, light and poised wine, with fresh fruit and acidity. It is dry in style, with some tannins, and a layer of spirit that is well in balance. The aftertaste floats with acidity and fruit.