Quinta do Noval 2003
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|Score: 94||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (161), October 2005|
The Quinta do Noval Vintage 2003 has a gorgeous raisin, fig and clove-scented bouquet with more freshness than the whole of Pomerol combined. As Christian Seely quipped, "the vines are accustomed to the heat". It unfolds in the glass, gaining vigor, if not complexity, with touches of leather, California raisin and dried flower emerging. The palate is medium-bodied with very supple tannins, dishing out lovely ripe and intense blackberry, leather, sage, tobacco and white- pepper notes. In this vintage, the Noval Vintage does not possess the breeding or the bravura of the Nacional and yet it remains a very impressive Port - a success for the vintage. Drink 2016-2030+ Tasted January 2014.
|Score: 95||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com (212), May 2014|
Pretty grapey, blackberry and light plum aromas. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness, this Port builds on your palate with velvety tannins and a sweet finish. Balanced and well-structured.
|Score: 92/94||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com|
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