Quinta Silval Vintage Port 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

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

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External Reviews for Quinta Silval Vintage Port

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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 Novalandrsquo;s best suppliers.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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. Itandrsquo;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 andrsquo;03 is close to the Noval in quality, and will likely be drinking best from 2020andndash;30.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Superdark and powerful. Shows raisin, spice, coffee and violets aromas. Full-bodied, very chewy, with lots of grip and loads of fruit. Very long in the mouth. Outstanding young Port. Super value. Best after 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Saturated bright ruby. Very ripe, musky aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate and spices. Thick, rich, pliant and sweet; approachable already owing to its creamy, concentrated fruit. Not a hugely gripping port but rich and balanced, with generous flavor and solid structure. Hints of chocolate and mocha in the mouth and on the aftertaste. Finishes with lush, spreading tannins and sneaky length.



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

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