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2013 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Reviews

2013 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Reviews

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Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Reviews

96 Pointz Vinous

“The 2013 Vintage Port from Quinta do Noval is a "dangerous" fortified since every sip encourages another. Replete with blueberry, blackberry, allspice, and dates on the nose, this is quite opulent and seductive. After 30 minutes it becomes more floral with scents of crushed violet, almost like a super-charged Margaux! The palate is similar: rounded and velvety in texture, not profoundly complex but my word, it slips down the throat easily. It does not carry the weight of a top flight Quinta do Noval, but it aims to charm and seduce thanks to that lovely pure damson fruit on the finish. Just delicious, but watch you don't get carried away. Tasted from a sample bottle at home.

95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2013 Vintage Port is part of our mini-vertical this issue. Still tight, intense, and showing plenty ro go with it’s finesse, this evolves beautifully with air. The firmness on the finish here is impressive, giving this chance to develop beautifully. It is not as expressive as the 2012-it is bit more backward-but it is a more serious wine in many ways. I’m still a believer in this, although it certainly seems a step behind the biggest winners in the mini-vertical. This has some questions to answer in the cellar, but I think they will be answered to the satisfaction of most.”

95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

“Noval has often in the past released a Vintage Port in years when other producers hold back. And, as in the past, the release is justified. For this is an impressive, dense, and seriously age-worthy Port. While it has plenty of perfumed jammy red fruits and balanced acidity, it is the dark tannic character that will sustain this wine for decades. It could be drunk now for its fruit, although that would be a shame. Better to wait until 2030 and longer.” 

95 Pointz Wine Spectator

“Powerful and rich, with deep flavors of crushed red plum, dark cherry, and dried raspberry, featuring a shading of graphite and smoke. Presents luscious spicy details on the finish. Drink now through 2045. 250 cases imported.”

94 Pointz James Suckling 

“Wow. Fantastic aromas of crushed berries, stones, light raisins and tar. Full-bodied and lightly sweet with solid grip and extremely fine tannins. It lasts for minutes. Very few declared this as a vintage but Noval decided to make a tiny amount. And they certainly made the right decision. Needs four to five years to come completely together. Reminds me of the excellent but forgotten Noval 1967. This bottles celebrates Noval's 300th anniversary.”



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