Vintage Port Nacional 2003

Quinta do Noval: Vintage Port Nacional 2003

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Touriga Nacional 100%
rot, süss
19,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2010–2070
Verpackt in: 1er OHK
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 98–100/100
Decanter: 100/100
Parker: 97/100
Galloni: 97/100
Portugal, Douro
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Decanter über: Vintage Port Nacional

-- Decanter: Late picked (mid-October) despite the hot summer, this Port is still very deep and opaque with a thin crimson rim. It's beautifully and unexpectedly open on the nose, with a magnificent, haunting floral fragrance of violets and rose petals. The palate is ripe and plummy, initially quite opulent with lovely ripe, broad tannins rising in the mouth. There's a bitter-chocolate intensity on the mid-palate, yielding to a glorious finish. Massive yet supremely elegant at the same time, this is already impressive but will be better still in five years. 350 cases declared. 100/100


Parker über: Vintage Port Nacional

-- Parker: The Quinta do Noval Nacional 2003 is more backward on the nose than the Vintage Noval ‘03, with perfumed black plum, incense, lavender and spice. The aromatics here are pure and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins matched by a killer line of acidity that comes wholly unexpected given the growing season. Thus, it is extremely focused and vigorous, with superb precision and tension. This is a modern-day legend in the making, superior to the 2000 and 1997. Drink 2018-2045. Tasted January 2014. 97/100


Galloni über: Vintage Port Nacional

-- Galloni: The 2003 Naçional Vintage Port is a vintage that I cannot recall having tasted since its release. It's an absolute gem. The bouquet explodes with a smorgasbord of aromas: sloes, fresh figs, Medjool dates and Xmas cake, all beautifully defined yet startlingly youthful. The palate has a ripe, almost candied entry, lightly spiced, intense and so elegant. The finish is very complex, particularly a second bottle opened by Christian Seely that was more pixelated than the first. Fabulous.

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