Steve Tanzer 96 points - The 2007 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is a star of the vintage. Dense purple-colored, it gives up an already complex aromatic array of lavender, Asian spices, incense, and an amalgam of black fruits with a hint of chocolate in the background. Plush and mouth-filling, this large-scaled Port manages an uncanny blending of elegance and power. Long and savory in the finish, it will continue to blossom for another 20+ years and drink well through its 50th birthday if not longer.
2007 QUINTA DO NOVAL VINTAGE PORT
"Black ruby-purple color, one of the darkest colors of the vintage. Superripe, high-pitched, rather brooding aromas of black and red berries, bitter chocolate, flowers and spices. Hugely rich, sweet and mouthfilling yet at the same time savory, with uncanny verve for such a thick, silky wine; darker in character than the Silval. This saturates every millimeter of the palate with black fruit and spice flavors. Is any other 2007 this dense, deep and ripe? A wine of great intensity and persistence." Steve Tanzer 96 points
|All of the vintage Noval wines are from the single Quinta do Noval vineyard. Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cao, Touriga Francesca,
Tinta Roriz and Sousao comprise the 2007 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port, 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.