Vintage Port Quinta do Noval 2019

Quinta do Noval : Vintage Port Quinta do Noval 2019

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Touriga Francesca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cao, Sousao
rot, süss
19,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2023–2065
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 97–98/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 97+/100
Parker: 97/100
Suckling: 97/100
Decanter: 96/100
Winespectator: 96/100
Portugal, Douro
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Vintage Port Quinta do Noval 2019


Lobenberg: Ein ungeheure Aromenfülle (schwarze Beere, Lakritz, Teer, Espresso, florale Noten...), im Gaumen konzentriert, tief, reichhaltig und sensationell voll. Und 2019 ist anscheinend noch vor 2017 DER Jahrgang, ein riesiger Oszillograph von Säure und Süße, total pikant. 97-98/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Vintage Port Quinta do Noval

-- Jeb Dunnuck: Coming from a cooler vintage, the 2019 Vintage Port is nevertheless powerful, full-bodied, and concentrated, with lots of structure and density giving it a tight, backward, yet incredibly impressive feel. It's actually more concentrated than the 2018, with a touch more baby fat as well, yet has a similar level of complexity. Red and black plums, cassis, iron, chalky minerality, chocolate, black olive, and licorice are just some of its nuances, and unlike the 2018, which showed even better with air, this closed up rather quickly and was more enjoyable on Day One than Day Three. Nevertheless, this is magical stuff that just needs a solid decade of bottle age. As with the 2018, it spent 18 months in old wood tanks and was bottled with around 100 grams of residual sugar. 97+/100


Parker über: Vintage Port Quinta do Noval

-- Parker: The 2019 Vintage Port is a field blend aged for 18 months in old wood vats. It was bottled May 4, 2021, and has 100 grams of residual sugar. It was in bottle only a bit more than two months when tasted, but it seems quite brilliant, even so. Very concentrated, it adds controlled power and coats the palate. Tasted with some other 2019s, this certainly stood out for both concentration and power. It touches all the bases in terms of expressive fruit and structure, finishing dry and seriously. It seemed balanced enough to drink young, but that would be a mistake. For one thing, it steadily tightened as it aired out. It also increasingly showed gorgeous eucalyptus-laced aromatics. Two days later, it was notably more astringent. Four days later, it was very firm on the finish and better overall. In fact, that was a far better showing than on day one. This is plainly built for the long haul. I would expect nothing less from a fine Noval Vintage Port. It became more focused and precise as well. This needs the rest of this decade, at least, in the cellar to show better. Then it will develop well for decades and hold indefinitely. Frankly, it won't show everything it has in even 10 years, where I have the 'start drinking' window, so if you have a lot more patience, that would be useful. It will be more interesting around 2035-2040. This is a powerful beauty, well justifying Noval's tendency to declare most every year. 97/100


Suckling über: Vintage Port Quinta do Noval

-- Suckling: Aromas of dried cherries, blackberries and cassis with dark licorice, chocolate and graphite undertones. Full-bodied, with a ripe and mellow sweetness, and ultra-fine, silky tannins that flow through the palate for minutes. Lots of grip. Such an elegant texture, with great finesse. Long and seamless. Better from 2030. 97/100


Decanter über: Vintage Port Quinta do Noval

-- Decanter: A blend of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Sousão and Tinta Roriz: deep opaque inky black hue; tight knit and unyielding with underlying minty ripeness on the nose; well-defined minty fruit with great purity and intensity on the palate, dark chocolate depth at the core, firm but ripe linear tannins with, long lovely freshness (the hallmark of this vintage) present on the finish. 96/100


Winespectator über: Vintage Port Quinta do Noval

-- Winespectator: This is dense, winey and well-structured, delivering a tarry spine through the core of packed black currant, fig and bramble notes that run in lock-step with mouthwatering licorice snap and spice accents. The great finishing kick leaves an invigorating feel, not easy for Port to do. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Cão, Sousão and Tinta Roriz. Best from 2040 through 2060. 96/100

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Quinta do Noval

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