- Quinta Do Noval Late Bottled Vintage 2009 Product #30245 (In Stock)
From the estate the created the LBV style comes a true "baby Vintage Port" - made from the same grapes, grown in the estate's own vineyard, trod by food, but given 2 extra years in barrel to deliver perfect enjoyment on release. Very much in the Quinta do Noval style, with masses of dark plum, blackberry, and black raspberry fruit accented by a touch of bitter chocolate that are lifted by impeccable acidity and firm, almost crisp, tannins. A dose of melted licorice emerges on the long, juicy finish. Yummy.
- Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port 2011 Product #27566 (In Stock)
Beautiful stuff to cellar, but hard to resist right now.
"Deep, saturated ruby. Tight, high-pitched aromas of black fruits, minerals, spices, printer's ink and licorice, complicated by nutty and earthy nuances. Juicy, savory and youthfully imploded; not hugely opulent or sweet but a wine of great density and class, showing a pliant texture and no rough edges. This seemed even more intense after I swallowed it, showing a palate-drenching quality with no weightiness. Doesn't have quite the dimension or floral complexity of the Nacional but a wine of great finesse, and built for decades of life."International Wine Cellar 96 points
"The 2011 Quinta do Noval has wonderful precision on the nose with blackberry, cassis, intriguing flinty notes and a whiff of smoke. It might not possess the power of the Nacional but it has freshness to spare. That comes through on the beautifully composed palate, which is underpinned by fine tannins that lend it a silky smooth mouthfeel. There is real intensity here, but it is very controlled with superb minerality on the finish. Excellent."Wine Advocate 94-96 points