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NV 20 Year Old Tawny, Quinta do Noval, Port, Portugal


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NV 20 Year Old Tawny, Quinta do Noval, Port, Portugal

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OVERVIEW

Noval's 20 Year Old Tawny Port strikes that perfect balance between complexity and freshness that the very best 20 Year Old Tawny Ports manage. Intense on the nose with delectable aromas of toffee, butter and dried fruit. Delicious on the palate, full of dried fruits and zest.

CRITIC REVIEWS

Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca predominate. All quinta fruit. RS 120 g/l (tawny is typically 90-110 g/l), TA 5.5 g/l, pH 3.6. Deep tawny colour. Slightly spirity nose and colour showing relative youth. Fresh as a daisy, surprisingly rich but also very tangy, like aged barley sugar. Dried fruit -- apricots steeped in alcohol, touch of bitter marmalade. Sweetness doesn’t seem as high as it is. Long bright finish. Quite silky but seems to fall between the zest of the 10 year old and the silkiness of the 30 year old 18.5 Points Jancis Robinson

An elegant, delicate Tawny, with a full raft of dried white fruit, toffee, cream and butter flavors. The bright finish offers pear tart and spice notes, with suave, smoky overtones. 92 Points Wine Spectator

FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION

This port will pair supremely well with crème brûlée, foie gras, honey and almond cake and mature cheeses such as Parmesan and Manchego.

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

The grapes were trodden by foot and fermented in the traditional lagares of the Quinta, to obtain the best extraction.

Noval Tawny 20 years is a blend of old Ports from different vintages, matured in oak casks and with an average age of 20 years.

PRODUCER NOTES

A bodega producing Port since 1715. António José da Silva, a port shipper from Porto, acquired Quinta do Noval in 1894, after its devastation by phylloxera. He restored the property by replanting the vines.

Luiz Vasconcelos Porto, his son-in-law, was the author of a vast programme of innovations. He transformed many of the narrow older terraces into broader terraces. This permitted a more efficient use of the land and a better exposition to the sun.

Quinta do Noval made its name with the declaration of the 1931 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port, and the 1931 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port. Because of the global depression and the enormous production and shipment of the 1927 Vintage, most shippers did not declare the 1931. This success established Quinta do Noval among the great names of Vintage Port in the English and American markets, a leading position in terms of reputation which is maintained today.

Since 1993, Quinta do Noval is part of the international viticultural group of AXA Millésimes.

A new bottling line and warehouse was completed in 1997 in Alijo, near Pinhão. This project made Quinta do Noval the first of the traditional Port shippers to centralise all its activities in the Douro Valley.

In the 90's, around a hundred hectares of the domaine have been replanted, adapting pruning methods to suit each parcel. Today, we have high quality grapes which on one hand assure the excellence of Quinta do Noval Ports and on the other hand the production of Douro wines since the 2004 vintage.

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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS

The port will not improve over time and is made to be enjoyed today. However, it can be held unopened for decades.

This wine should be served between 9-14°C.

DELIVERY INFORMATION

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NV 20 Year Old Tawny, Quinta do Noval, Port, Portugal

Wine Card
Wine Producer Quinta do Noval
Wine Region Port
Wine Classification Port
Wine Type Fortified
Grape Variety Touriga Nacional
Vintage NV
Vintage Quality N/A
Maturity Drinking Now
Body Full Bodied
Sweetness Sweet
Alcohol % 21%
Bottle Type Port 75cl
Serving Temperature 9-14°C
Food Pairing Manchego, Foie Gras, Creme Brulee
Awards 96 Points - Decanter
18.5 -  Jancis Robinson

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