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2016 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port

PORTUGAL / PORTO/DOURO /
  • 97 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Port Blend
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SKU: 57276-2016

This item is available by the case only

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$80.75

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  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 98

    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.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    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.
    Drink Dates: 2026 - 2075
    Author: Mark Squires
    Issue: Interim Mid-July 2018
  • Vinous | Rating: 94

    The 2016 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is a blend of Touriga Naçional, Touriga Franc, Tinta Cão and Sousão, all foot-trodden and aged in wooden casks for 18 months. It has a voluminous, warm and inviting bouquet that positively “bulges” with damson, bilberry, crushed violets and blackcurrants, all beautifully defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with a feisty, spicy opening: black fruit laced with cracked black pepper, clove, cardamom and a pinch of sea salt. Whilst the aromatics have all the “fun”, the palate is more “serious”, as if compensating for the nose with a sense of reserve and restraint. Together they make for a fascinating, quite mercurial Quinta do Noval that should age gloriously over the next 30 years.
    Drink Dates: 2024 - 2054
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: Jun 2018
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    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. — JM
    Drink Dates: 2030-2055
    Author: James Molesworth
    Issue: Web Only - 2018
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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 4 bottles owned
    • 3 collectors