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Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2018 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [WE 96] [WA 95+] [VM 95]
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2018 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [WE 96] [WA 95+] [VM 95]


 
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Winery: Quinta do Noval
Varietal: Vintage Port
Region: Portugal
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: NOVALVINTAGE18-W

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Notes from the winery:

Vintage:
After a dry winter, 2018 was marked by very cold temperatures and high rainfall until mid-summer, and a hot, dry end of summer. Budbreak started late in good conditions. Following a long, summery period, high temperatures and water stress were optimum for the anthocyanic richness of the skins and ideal ripening of the grapes.

The sanitary state of the grapes was excellent at harvest time. The harvest took place from 5 September to 13 October in good weather conditions, with high temperatures and no rain. It produced high quality wines with good levels of sugar, acidity and phenolic compounds. The Ports are exceptional with remarkable finesse.

Tasting Notes
The wine is wonderfully ripe, full and exuberant, spicy on the nose, with very fine long tannins and a classic Noval purity and elegance.

Grape Varietals
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Sousão

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Juicy and muscular, with a ball of plum paste, warmed fig compote and black currant reduction flavors that need time to unwind. Ample graphite- and bramble-accented grip underscores the fruit on the finish, while a ganache note finds room to strut its stuff in the end. Should be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Cão, Sousão and Tinta Roriz. Best from 2030 through 2055. 1,600 cases made, 490 cases imported." - JM (December 2020)

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"While this vintage was not generally declared as such by the major Port houses, it has produced some very fine wines. This wine, still very young, is dry in style, full of black cherry and spice flavors along with intense acidity. The spirit is not fully integrated yet, but that will come. It is certainly for long-term aging, so wait to drink until 2028." - Roger Voss (December 2020)

95+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2018 Vintage Port is a field blend aged for 18 months in old wood vats. It comes in with 100 grams of residual sugar. This was bottled May 13, 2020. Simply gorgeous, this is aromatic, chock-full of flavor and wholly delicious—but that's just the starting point. It has a serious backbone too, perfectly countered by the mid-palate depth. More than lovely, it might well be my favorite of the 2018s I've seen thus far, if I were forced to pick just one. It is surprisingly accessible, in a way, but that's because the mid-palate soaks up the power. It was certainly still vibrant days later. It should age well, but let's be just a little conservative now in evaluation and drinking windows." - Mark Squires (September 2020)

95 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2018 Quinta do Noval is exuberant and calls out for attention on the nose: black plums, sage, cloves and potent scents of fireside hearth. Lovely definition here and very focused. The palate is medium-bodied with finely chiseled tannins, smooth and disarmingly harmonious. It fans out with confidence and delivers Oriental spices, hoisin, tobacco and black pepper on the very persistent finish. This is a superb Quinta do Noval." - Neal Martin (June 2020)


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