Quinta do Noval Cedro do Noval 2013
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Wine EnthusiastThe blend is concentrated and spicy due to Syrah. It is a rich wine, with Douro minerality and concentration, given freshness by the final acidity. Drink this ripe wine now.
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Cedro do Noval is a blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 30% Syrah and 20% Touriga Franca, with various lots aged for 12 to 14 months in French oak of varying ages (only 20% new). It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. This Cedro is along the lines of the 2012, perhaps a touch more concentrated, but perhaps not quite as lively. Overall, it shows well young, but it may yet evolve a bit more and become more expressive, too. Over the years, Cedro has been a reliable value, always at or near the 90 point level for modest bucks. It's hard to go wrong and Noval has proven that it has a nice touch with the Syrah component.
Wine SpectatorA juicy red, with concentrated red plum and raspberry flavors that offer snappy acidity. Licorice notes show midpalate, leading to a finish filled with minerally and pepper accents. Drink now through 2019. 600 cases imported.