Quinta do Noval Nacional, 2017

Vintage Port
1 x 75 cl

Bottle size: 1 x 75cl

ABV: 20%

Price:

$1,318.07 USD

Out of stock

Description

1x75cl Case Offered In bond (no Duty of VAT)

We have a small quantity of the Famous Noval Nacional Available (1 x75 cl).

Review Scores
*** 99/100 James Suckling ***
*** 19/20 - Richard Mayson ***
*** 19/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

Tasting Notes
A small area at the heart of the Quinta do Noval vineyard planted with ungrafted vines and untouched by phylloxera. The word “Nacional” refers to the fact that the vines are Portuguese vines growing in Portuguese soil with no foreign root stock, and are therefore “attached to the soil of the Nation”. This great wine is a source of pride to the people of Portugal, and at its best the finest expression of the extraordinary terroir of Quinta do Noval.

Condition

Terms and Conditions • Wine offered in bond (no duty or VAT) • Offer available until 26th June 2019 • We bond at LCB. Internal transfers are free, deliveries to other bonded warehouses will be subject to a delivery charge. • Should the wine be required with duty and VAT and collection from the shop then the prevailing rates will be added as well as a small delivery charge.

Reviews

*** 99/100 James Suckling ***
Such fine tannins and it goes on and on and on. Full-bodied, compact and very fine. Sweet plums and old-vine, bark character. Lasts for minutes. Feels dry. jamessuckling.com


*** 19/20 - Richard Mayson ***
A field blend of old, ungrafted vines yielding tiny amounts of fruit: not as deep in colour as some of the more ‘modern’ wines; demure on the nose but with Douro warmth showing through; rich and velvety initially, dense, lovely dark chocolate and liquorice concentration mid-palate wrapped around chalky tannins, broad tannic length with wonderful freshness showing through on the finish. Wonderful poise and integration. 19
Richardmayson.com

*** 19/20 - Jancis Robinson ***
Ungrafted vines. Same winemaking as for the straight Quinta do Noval. TA 4.68 g/l, RS 99 g/l, pH 3.51.
Black core with wide purple rim. Less exuberant than the Noval at the moment, less sweet-smelling and scented but it has immediate elegance and purity, almost subtle in this context. Opening up to bergamot and tea leaf. So concentrated it is all tight and closed up even though you can see it is rich and packed with fine black fruit. Spicy, tangy and mouth-watering. Outstanding length and promise. (JH)

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