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Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port Everywine the Internets Biggest Wine Warehouse 2003

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The inky, purple-colored, opaque 2003 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port soars from the glass, revealing dates, black cherries, copious flowers, and plums. Full-bodied, broad, and lush, this top-flight wine is harmonious and exhibits stupendous purity of fruit. Blueberries, cherries, and candied strawberries can be found in its nuanced, lengthy, plum-laced core as well as in its immensely long, dried berry-tinged finish. Drink this beauty between 2020 and 2045+.

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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Snooth User: iamjasonmann
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02/23/2009

great value from a classic and consistent Port house. I've been to Quinta do Noval in Oporto, Portugal and the grounds exude the heritage of the brand. This is my goto brand for all things port as I'm never disappointed....particularly with the modest price of some of their LBVs.

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External Reviews for Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port Everywine the Internets Biggest Wine Warehouse

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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
05/18/2011

Oporto, Portugal2003 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is truly a wine gem for the ages! If you're interested in putting a few bottles of vintage Port in your cellar for a few years and then looking forward to a huge reward years from now, there's no better wine to choose than the 2003 Quinta do Noval. Quinta do Noval lies in the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, with steep hillside vineyards along the river valley. This famous winery has produced great Port wines since 1715. The 2003 vintage is one of the best in history for Port. Wine Spectator rated the overall vintage 98 points, topped by only 3 other vintages in the past century--1927, 1948 and 1994. The Quinta do Noval 2003 received superlative ratings from all of the world's leading wine critics: Parker 94, Tanzer 94 and Wine Spectator 96. The wine is young, best after another 5-10 years, but will age beautifully for another 40 years or more to reward handsomely those with the patience to wait!Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is produced exclusively from selected plots at the Quinta, and only declared in exceptional years. Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cao, Touriga Francesca, Tinta Roriz and Sousao are the grape varieties, all trodden by foot in the lagares at Quinta do Noval. The wine is aged around 20 months in old oak barrels of 640 liters or larger. Intensely powerful and concentrated, this port is perfectly adapted to age in bottle, and has the capacity to mature gracefully over decades. Steve Tanzer offers a fine description of the 2003 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port: "Saturated deep ruby. Sweet aromas of black cherry, cassis, licorice, molasses, minerals, toffee and violet. Dense, sweet and pliant, with outstanding precision and depth of flavor. Like the Silval, this boasts a seductively creamy texture. The explosive, mounting finish offers a fine dusting of ripe, suave tannins and great breadth." We couldn't say it any better!Enjoy the 2003 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port over the next 40 years as the perfect ending to a great dinner or to celebrate a very special moment in your life.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

A wine that has the characteristic 2004 perfume character, with vanilla, almost opulent fruits and layers of nutmeg. There are blackberry and apple pie flavors and firm, dry tannins. Bottled unfiltered, suggesting aging potential.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Offers sweet berry jam and treacle tart on the nose. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with slightly chewy tannins. A little lean. Some bottle age may soften it. Best after 2012.


External Review
01/29/2009

What a nose. Ripe fruit, with chocolate, blackberries and raisins. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with velvety tannins. Finish goes on and on. Layered and wonderful. Best after 2014." -Wine Spectator


External Review
01/10/2013

The dense 2003 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port displays an impenetrable black robe. Its profound aromatics exude notes of Damson plums, blackberries, fresh herbs, flowers, and hints of vanilla. Built for the long-haul, this refined wine reveals massive thickness, concentration, and depth. Its plummy character is redolent with black cherries, violets, pepper, and figs. Even after 4 days of air this intense effort was firmly backward (possibly even more so than immediately after opening!). Projected maturity: 2035andndash;2055.


External Review
10/06/2009

94pts RP. The dense 2003 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port displays an impenetrable black robe. Its profound aromatics exude notes of Damson plums blackberries fresh herbs flowers and hints of vanilla. Built for the long-haul this refined wine reveals massive thickness concentration and depth. Its plummy character is redolent with black cherries violets pepper and figs. Even after 4 days of air this intense effort was firmly backward (possibly even more so than immediately after opening!). Projected maturity: 2035-2055.The Wine Advocate. 95-100 WS Very grapey on the nose with blackberry and licorice undertones that follow to the palate. Massive on the palate. Medium sweet. It is supertannic yet silky and caressing. Another super Nacional. Score range: 95-100 (JS) Wine Spectator. Steve Tanzer 96 points Deep ruby. Knockout nose offers wonderful lift and verve with distinctly vinous aromas of cassis medicinal black cherry licorice pepper violet bitter chocolate and fresh herbs . Wonderf


External Review
02/21/2009

What a nose. Ripe fruit, with chocolate, blackberries and raisins. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with velvety tannins. Finish goes on and on. Layered and wonderful. Best after 2014. 1,500 cases imported. -JS Wine Spectator. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 2003 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 750ml


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The inky, purple-colored, opaque 2003 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port soars from the glass, revealing dates, black cherries, copious flowers, and plums. Full-bodied, broad, and lush, this top-flight wine is harmonious and exhibits stupendous purity of fruit. Blueberries, cherries, and candied strawberries can be found in its nuanced, lengthy, plum-laced core as well as in its immensely long, dried berry-tinged finish. Drink this beauty between 2020 and 2045+.

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