Quinta do Noval 2003

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Tasting Notes

Score: 94Robert 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: 95Neal 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: 92/94James Suckling, WineSpectator.com

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