Vintage Port Quinta do Noval (fruchtsüß)

Quinta do Noval

Vintage Port Quinta do Noval (fruchtsüß) 2016

voluminös & kräftig
fruchtbetont
97–98
100
2
Tinta Francisca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional
5
rot
19,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2020–2062
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
3
Lobenberg: 97–98/100
Galloni: 98+/100
Suckling: 98/100
Parker: 97/100
Wine Spectator: 97/100
Decanter: 97/100
6
Portugal, Douro
7
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
lobenberg

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Vintage Port Quinta do Noval (fruchtsüß) 2016

97–98
/100

Lobenberg: Ein ungeheure Aromenfülle (schwarze Beere, Lakritz, Teer, Espresso, florale Noten...), im Gaumen konzentriert, tief, reichhaltig und sensationell voll. 97-98/100

98+
/100

Galloni über: Vintage Port Quinta do Noval (fruchtsüß)

-- Galloni: The 2016 Quinta do Noval Naçional Vintage Port comes (of course) from the famous parcel of ungrafted vines. Comparing it side by side, the Naçional does not have the immediacy of the regular Noval. It is darker, more introspective, more complex and beguiling, the black fruit complemented by subtle desiccated orange and marmalade aromas. What strikes first on the palate is the fineness of the tannins. This is utterly harmonious, silky in terms of texture, and extraordinarily cohesive. You don’t know whether to drink this or stroke it. It is an understated Naçional that almost deceives you into thinking that there is not power, but that crashes across the senses in the final third and on the aftertaste. It is a Naçional with a latent effect, its virtues becoming apparent not during but after imbibing. It is a quite profound Port, even though at this juncture you are just reading the first couple of pages of a very long and engrossing novel. 98+/100

98
/100

Suckling über: Vintage Port Quinta do Noval (fruchtsüß)

-- Suckling: This is a superb baby Noval that reminds me of the 1966. Chewy yet so polished. The light sweetness suggests an overall dialing back of the sugar content. Stemmy and lightly green. A truly classic Noval. Almost all from Pinhao. Buy. Better in 2025. 98/100

97
/100

Parker über: Vintage Port Quinta do Noval (fruchtsüß)

-- Parker: The 2016 Vintage Port is a field blend, mostly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão and Sousão, aged for 18 months in old wood. It comes in with 82 grams of residual sugar. This was in bottle for only about seven weeks when seen, but I made sure at least some of it had a lot of air. It looks super, with plenty of room to grow in the cellar. Christian Seely likes to say that this regular Noval and the Nacional are not better than one another, just different. In fact, I usually prefer Nacional, but in this vintage I make a case for equality and endorse that view. This was stunning from the first smell, promising concentration, intensity of fruit and great things to come. It had a 100-point nose that made me go 'wow!' No wine I tasted had a better nose than this. Violets and blue fruits lead off, with a trace of eucalyptus. I tend to think Noval is a producer that always shows mid-palate finesse, but this seems pretty deep too. It is also intense. The tannins won't sear your mouth because the balance is impeccable. To be sure, it might close down, but it is surprisingly approachable now, notwithstanding that intensity. Rest assured that this lively young Porto still has all the materials to make old bones. Needless to say, 'approachable' does not mean 'ready.' You need to toss this in the cellar for a decade, at least. Purists will say to double that or more. When the palate becomes as expressive as the nose—if it does—this will be entitled to an uptick. No pricing was set yet. 97/100

97
/100

Wine Spectator über: Vintage Port Quinta do Noval (fruchtsüß)

-- Wine Spectator: This has terrific energy from the start, with a bramble note inlaid in the core of cherry and plum paste flavors. Sappy, sweet and fresh, with a plum cake–infused finish. Gains focus and polish as it stretches out in the glass.—Non-blind Quinta do Noval vertical (May 2018). Best from 2030 through 2055. 6,000 cases made, 535 cases imported. 97/100

97
/100

Decanter über: Vintage Port Quinta do Noval (fruchtsüß)

-- Decanter: 2016 was a year of extremes with a wet winter and spring followed by a hot, dry summer - a year for general declaration. This is deep and opaque, with powerful aromas. It's still raw and dusty, closing in on itself, and the ripe, spicy fruit is backed by firm tannins with bitter-sweet intensity. A powerful, structured finish with a tannic flourish. 6,000 cases declared. 97/100

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