Quinta do Noval Tawny Port 10 year old

$32.99

SKU 03311

750ml

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A perfect expression of the Noval Tawny style. It has acquired the classical attributes of an old Tawny Port, while at the same time retaining much of the freshness and fruit of its youth. Noval 10 year old Tawny is a blend of old Ports from different vintages that have matured all their life in oak casks, with an average age of 10 years.
Category Port
Varietals
Country Portugal
Brand Quinta do Noval
Alcohol/vol 19.5%
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastThe legendary Noval has produced a deliciously attractive, light and poised wine, with fresh fruit and acidity. It is dry in style, with some tannins, and a layer of spirit that is well in balance. The aftertaste floats with acidity and fruit.

Roger Voss, August 1, 2006
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorThis is layered with plush flavors of Christmas pudding, plum tart and raspberry, delivering details of caramel and dried berry, with plenty of buttery accents on the finish. Drink now. 900 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, September 15, 2003
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateQuinta do Novel's 10 Year Old Tawny exhibits a light ruby/garnet color, sweet jammy fruit, nice spice, cedar and smoke in the nose, and good concentration. Tawny ports are aged in wood from essentially a solera system for the number of years indicated on the bottle. In most cases I prefer the younger ten or twenty year Tawnys to the ancient forty to fifty year old wines, but it is really a matter of taste. I tend to like more fruit rather than the oxidized and aged characteristics of the very old tawnys.

Robert Parker, January