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."