Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2012
|Brand||Quinta do Noval|
Wine EnthusiastThe dark, almost black color and the wonderful violet aromas set the scene for this complex, dense and textured wine. It has a touch of spice, along with the rich plum and dark berry fruits. While it is rich, it is also a dry style of Vintage, bringing out structure as much as opulence. Drink from 2030.
Wine SpectatorA grippy style, with lots of tobacco and charcoal notes coursing along the edges of the core of plum, black currant and fig paste flavors. Slightly chunky in feel, but the power and depth is there, revealing a swath of warm ganache on the finish.-Non-blind Quinta do Noval vertical (May 2018). Best from 2025 through 2040. 1,000 cases made, 250 cases imported.
James SucklingThis is one of the few vintage Ports declared in 2012 and it's wonderfully structured with finesse. It's black-colored and shows intense aromas of crushed grapes, granite stones, flowers, light raisins, tar and licorice. Full body, lightly sweet and incredible integrity plus firm and ultra-refined tannins. Beautiful grip and length. Reminds me of the 1964, which is a classic now.