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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2007
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2007
(search item no. 102905)
collectible wine
has fluid
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International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 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:

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, profound finish.
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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).