Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2007
Port from Portugal
The 2007 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port displays a dark, inky
color, with super-ripe, rich fruit, and spicy notes on the nose.
It is extremely elegant, with lovely balance, big velvety tannins,
and dense black fruit flavors. It has an extremely long,
"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."
International Wine Cellar
"A dynamic and resonant blueberry blue. There's also
boysenberry, pomegranate, bosky cherry and schist. It's
ornate and vibrant-the potent fruit suspended by the
tannin, then exploding into luscious chocolate blackness;
the finish is notably refreshing."
Wine & Spirits
"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."
The Wine Advocate
"Very complex, with intense aromas of squeezed tangerine, blackberry and blueberry. Full-bodied, medium sweet and chewy. Extracted yet balanced, with an intense fruity and grapey character. Tight and reserved on the finish. Best after 2015."
"Ripe and juicy, a wine that wears its heart on its sleeve. It is perfumed, with the 2007 freshness and a fine layer of nutmeg coming through the blackberry juice flavor. For medium-term aging."
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Although the property of Quinta do Noval first appeared in land registries in 1715, its history as a premium Port producer truly began when it was bought and renovated by the distinguished Port shipper, António Jose da Silva. His work was continued by his son-in-law, Luiz Vasconcelos Porto, who ran the company for three decades, transforming the old narrow terraces into the wide...
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The country best known for Port,
Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still
wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The
winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east.
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Port is a fortified wine that is made by adding brandy during fermentation. The addition of spirits kills the yeasts,
which in turn halts the fermentation process. This results in a wine both sweet and high in alcohol. Named for its
home city Oporto, true Port must come from the designated area. The grapes used are a blend,, but the favored grape
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