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2014 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Reviews





2014 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Reviews




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2014

Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Reviews



96 Pointz James Suckling


“This is a really fantastic young vintage Port showing terrific clarity and power. Full body and a tight center palate of blueberry and plum character. So long and persistent in the mouth. Goes on for minutes. Try in 2023 and beyond. Not a generally declared year for Port, but this is a stunner.”



96 Pointz Wine Enthusiast 


“This beautifully perfumed wine has all the tannins that will allow it to age over many decades. It also offers the rich blackberry, dark plum, and great structure that will support that aging. As so often, Noval has released a vintage when other major producers have held back. But this powerful wine fully justifies the decision. Drink from 2025 for the fruit, 2030 for the complexity.”

 


91 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“The 2014 Vintage Port is a typical Duoro field blend (bottled September. 2016) with 101 grams per liter of residual sugar and 19.5% alcohol. This is filled with charm. I will say that it showed better in Porto as a barrel sample over the summer than it does now- -it has closed up a bit after bottling. I’m going with my initial impression because it should come back. Wonderfully aromatic and laced with herbs and spices, it is easy to see why it will be attractive. Its limitations are easy to see, too. It is probably a bit too compact for greatness, not really showing a lot of depth- -even at age 15, the 2001 Nacional reviews last issue surpassed it wasily- - and the structure is just average compared to old school examples from Noval. This still has many moments, though. If it is bit light, it is fresh and lively, with just enough structure to carry on. It will certainly develop more complexity with age. At the moment, it is shockingly approachable, except for lacking truly expressive fruit. That should come in time- - it was tastier in Porto. About an hour in the glass, after use of an aerator, brought it around pretty well.”   



91 Pointz Wine Spectator


“A solid, textbook version, this has flesh and weight, with vivid blueberry, plum, and blackberry compote flavors carried by lightly brambly grip through the licorice-fueled finish. Best from 2020 through 2035.” 



Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom



93 Pointz Decanter


“A rare declaration of a small volume due to director Christian Seely finding sufficient harmony, finesse, and elegance to match the rich and wild Douro flavours. This is surprisingly seductive now, but has tannins for the long haul. Drinking Window 2017 - 2044.”


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