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Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Noval swam against the tide by declaring 2012 as well as the famous 2011. Blackish purple well out to the rim. I find I am almost tempted to write my favourite tasting note: Mmmmm. But that wouldn't be very useful. I love the savoury balsam undertow on a great swell of intensely packed ripe black fruit aromas. Super-luscious palate entry and a real lift and elegance to this. A new direction for vintage port? It certainly isn't playing either the alcohol or the sweetness card, but is wonderfully clean and subtle. Seriously appetising. The tannins are there but in the background. Finishes quite dry and clearly set for a long, complex evolution. -Jancis Robinson December,2014

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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Noval swam against the tide by declaring 2012 as well as the famous 2011. Blackish purple well out to the rim. I find I am almost tempted to write my favourite tasting note: Mmmmm. But that wouldn't be very useful. I love the savoury balsam undertow on a great swell of intensely packed ripe black fruit aromas. Super-luscious palate entry and a real lift and elegance to this. A new direction for vintage port? It certainly isn't playing either the alcohol or the sweetness card, but is wonderfully clean and subtle. Seriously appetising. The tannins are there but in the background. Finishes quite dry and clearly set for a long, complex evolution. -Jancis Robinson December,2014

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