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Quinta Do Noval Port Blend Porto Vintage 1994
A great Vintage to match the 1994. Declared by most shippers and now heavily under demand. Wonderful concentration of rich fruit with wonderful balance. One of the top wines of the Vintage, to keep. Vintage Ports are produced in years when the harvest and the resulting wines are found to be exceptional. This occurs, on average, about 3 times per decade. After aging for 18 months in cask, the best wines of some the finest Quintas in the Douro.
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Medium dark ruby color with a purplish meniscus. Given enough time in decanter, I’d have no problem sipping an entire bottle of this wine today with my wife as she’d love this style. Even though it is easy-to-enjoy now, the structural components deliver the goods and this will be a stellar wine to keep in the cellar until around 2025 when it should start to reach its peak. Yummy and impressive taste and mouthfeel, with a finish that is long and memorable.
A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1994 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 750ml
The 1994 Vintage Port may be the finest regular vintage port I have tasted from this house in decades. Sadly the production was absurdly small (approximately 800 cases) as the new owners France s AXA want to make a qualitative statement - immediately. Opaque ruby/purple-colored with fabulous purity and richness full body moderate sweetness layers of jammy fruit and well-integrated alcohol. There is some tannin in the finish but this is a large-scaled authoritatively flavored as well as elegant example of port that needs cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2035. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Amazingly the importer still has tiny stocks of such legendary ports as the 1970 1963 and 1962 Nacionals. In most vintages the production of Quinta do Noval Nacional is no more than 250-275 cases. The 1970 1963 1962 and 1994 are candidates to achieve perfect scores. The 1994 Nacional is an incredibly rich massive wine yet at the same time well-balanced and amazingly well-delineated. The color is an opaque purple. In addition to the abundant peppery floral cassis fruit there is an ethere
Toffee aromas leads to a complex array of fig mineral iron and dark fruit flavors that are rich and intense. The long caressing finish features spicy notes with hints of fresh mint. Amazingly elegant.-Non-blind Quinta do Noval Nacional retrospective (February 2011). Drink now through 2025. 250 cases made. -KM Wine Spectator.
The 1994 Vintage Port may be the finest regular vintage port I have tasted from this house in decades. Sadly, the production was absurdly small (approximately 800 cases) as the new owners, Frances AXA, want to make a qualitative statement - immediat... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1994 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 750ml
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