Quinta Do Noval Port Blend Porto Vintage Silval 2007

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The 2007 has a dark ruby color, very seductive bouquet, and is marked especially by its vibrant fruit and silky tannins.

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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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Vintage: 2003 06/28/2010

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External Reviews for Quinta Do Noval Port Blend Porto Vintage Silval

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/01/2011

2007 was a cooler vintage heralding wines of exceptional polish and depth. The port in this bottle is still very young, with notes of dense black cassis, bitter chocolate, and finely ground espresso. Silval refers to a single vineyard where Noval sources grapes in particular years. Though meant to be enjoyed in its youth, this will bring even more pleasure after 10 years of cellaring. Decant, as you would any Vintage Porto, and serve with a generous morsel of Stilton, a classic pairing.


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Vintage: 2005 04/21/2010

Sattes, dunkles Violett-Purpur. Intensiver Holundergeleeduft. Im Gaumen stoffig, Maulbeerennoten und Pflaumen. Dicht mit einem leicht sandigen Gaumenfluss. Amarenakirschen und Bitterschokolade im Finale.


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Vintage: 2003 12/14/2011

The second label of Quinta do Noval is a more open Port than its big brother. Its stalky character, dark fruits and considerable acidity come together well, leaving a dry but fresh aftertaste.


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Vintage: 2003 01/04/2012

Saturated deep ruby. Youthful but expressive aromas of blackberry, blueberry, minerals, violet and nutty oak. Dense, concentrated, fruity and seamless, if still a bit youthfully aggressive. But this is creamy, ripe and broad, with compelling sweetness and ripe tannins. Silval, which is intended to be more accessible early on than Noval, is a blend of wines from the Noval estate and from Novalrsquo;s best suppliers.


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Vintage: 2003 04/18/2013

Floral scents of rose and esteva give this wine an immediate appeal. It would be approachable now but for its size and scale, the huge, plummy fruit and black satin texture more forgiving than the tannins. It’s the salty minerality of those tannins that keeps the wine on track, lengthening the flavors into the distance so that they last a minute after each taste. The blend includes grapes from new plantings at Noval, as well as selections from growers. Silval ’03 is close to the Noval in quality, and will likely be drinking best from 2020–30.


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Vintage: 2003 12/14/2011

Black in color, with intense aromas of grilled meat, raisins and prunes. Full-bodied, lightly sweet and tannic. Chewy, with loads of black licorice on the finish. Best after 2012.


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Vintage: 2003 01/17/2009

Chewy and grapey, with an outstanding backbone of racy tannins and a long, chewy finish.(WS, Barrel Tasting)


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The 2007 has a dark ruby color, very seductive bouquet, and is marked especially by its vibrant fruit and silky tannins.

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