Dessert, Sherry & Port    Port    Portugal    Portugal - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 4/26/2015
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Nacional 1994
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port Nacional 1994
(search item no. 126641)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
PRICE ON 4/26/2015: $1,250.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 100 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 100 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes from ungrafted vines, in a small area at the heat of the Noval vineyard, untouched by phylloxera, give this wine it's unique and distinctive personality. Rich and full wine, yet balanced. Deep purple color. Spice and pepper flavors, yet with florality and fruit.
The world's most highly prized Port.
My Notes:

Additional wines from Quinta do Noval:

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).