Quinta Do Noval Port Blend Porto Vintage Nacional 1997

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Even more saturated dark ruby. Even riper but much more reticent aromas of dark berries, maple syrup and black licori...

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The 1997 Nacional is a legend from this pre-phylloxera vineyard. The color is a saturated black/purple. The nose reveals floral scents intermixed w... Read more

Not quite as great as the 100-point 94 but really superb. Black color with intense aromas of mineral blueberries and blackberries. Full-bodied and ... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

The 1997 Nacional is a legend from this pre-phylloxera vineyard. The color is a saturated black/purple. The nose reveals floral scents intermixed with coffee blackberries tar cassis licorice and chocolate. Extremely full-bodied but less massive and seamless this spectacular Nacional will reach its plateau of maturity quickly where it will remain for 2-3 decades. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2040. Importer: William Grant & Sons Edison NJ; tel. (732) 225-9000 Robert Parkers Wine Ad


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Not quite as great as the 100-point 94 but really superb. Black color with intense aromas of mineral blueberries and blackberries. Full-bodied and very sweet with layers of big velvety tannins and a long long finish. Truly impressive. Best after 2009. 250 cases made. JS Wine Spectator.


Winemaker's Notes:

Even more saturated dark ruby. Even riper but much more reticent aromas of dark berries, maple syrup and black licorice. Superripe and voluptuous in the mouth, with impressively deep, lush fruit of uncanny purity. Complicating notes of graphite, flowers and minerals. Thick but bright. Finishes with big, ripe tannins, great persistence and a very late burst of black cherry flavor. As with the outstanding '94 bottling, this wine's extraordinarily pure, deep fruit is partly hiding its underlying structure.

Even more saturated dark ruby. Even riper but much more reticent aromas of dark berries, maple syrup and black licorice. Superripe and voluptuous in the mouth, with impressively deep, lush fruit of uncanny purity. Complicating notes of graphite, flowers and minerals. Thick but bright. Finishes with big, ripe tannins, great persistence and a very late burst of black cherry flavor. As with the outstanding '94 bottling, this wine's extraordinarily pure, deep fruit is partly hiding its underlying structure.

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