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Date Printed: 2/12/2016
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2004
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2004
(search item no. 98139)
collectible wine
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 2/12/2016: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Varietal Composition: Touriga Nacional; Tinto Cão; Touriga Franca; Tinta Roriz; Sousão.

The wine was made entirely from grapes of QUINTA do NOVAL –Vale de Mendiz – Pinhão - in the heart of the Douro valley.

This wine is produced exclusively from selected plots on the Quinta and trodden by foot in our lagares and is only declared when various factors combine to make an exceptional year. Intensely powerful and concentrated, this wine is adapted to age in bottle, developing over years, releasing a complex variety of flavors.

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About Quinta do Noval:

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 José 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 whitewashed ones seen today, which allowed for better use of space and more exposure to the sun. There were several other innovations which were considered revolutionary in their time, but which have subsequently become traditions:

 Noval was the first to introduce stencilled bottles in the 1920s.

 Noval pioneered the concept of Old Tawnies with an indication of age.

 In 1958, Noval was the first to introduce a late-bottled vintage (LBV).