Quinta do Noval Black

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Great port and cold winter evenings are one of life's best simple pleasures. Made by the legendary Quinta do Noval which is today owned by AXA Millésimes, Noval 'Black' is a new pedigree of Vintage Character port made by a house producing Port since 1715. Made from multiple vintages, 'Black' is made of 100% estate fruit. Most other Vintage Character ports are made in much larger quantities and from mostly purchased fruit or purchased wine, and then blended. This has the distinctive taste of a 'Noval' Port with all of its richness, supple red & black fruits, mocha & spice flavors, and, above all, balance. Extremely seductive with its sweet and spicy style, this Port will make an outstanding companion to fine dark chocolate, or with a cheese plate of Stilton, Vintage Irish Cheddar, Black Cherry with Licorice Fruit Spread and roasted nuts.

'Quinta do Noval is unusual among the great traditional Port houses in that it emphasizes the importance of the vineyard. It is significant that the company is named after its vineyard, that it is entirely based on the Douro Valley, and that its principal Vintage Ports, Quinta do Noval Nacional and Quinta do Noval, are both single-vineyard wines. The aim is to produce classic Vintage Ports that are harmonious and elegant expressions of Quinta do Noval's terroir. Strict selection in the vineyard, low yields, and strict selection again in the tasting room result in a small production.' vintuswines.com
Category Port
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Quinta do Noval
  • was91

Wine & SpiritsAt the level of many of the region's best LBVs, this wine may become a staple for a new generation of Port drinkers.

  • ws88

Wine SpectatorShows beautiful aromas of sliced plum and peach, with raspberry jam. Medium-bodied and lightly sweet, with fine tannins and a fruity finish. Refined and pretty. This is a new Port from Noval that is supposed to attract new consumers and please old ones. Might work. Drink now.

James Suckling, May 31, 2010