QUINTA DO NOVAL TAWNY PORT NV (20YR OLD)

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Robert Parker
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QUTANVN11 UCAU
$184.99 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$184.99 Per item
Robert Parker "It is a classic example of how delicious and complex a 20 year old tawny port can be." This port has a nose reminiscent of dried fruit and almonds which gives it its distinctive character. This smells just like English Christmas cake. Elegant, velvety and concentrated on the palate. Full-bodied and very sweet, with plenty of toffee. It has a striking, lingering finish.
Robert Parker "It is a classic example of how delicious and complex a 20 year old tawny port can be." This port has a nose reminiscent of dried fruit and almonds which gives it its distinctive character. This smells just like English Christmas cake. Elegant, velvety and concentrated on the palate. Full-bodied and very sweet, with plenty of toffee. It has a striking, lingering finish.

Scores & Reviews

91 / 100

Robert Parker

My favorite of the three tawnys reviewed in this segment is the 20 Year Old Tawny. It offers an amber color, a spicy, tobacco, cedary, smoky, complex nose, dense, rich flavors that belie the color's aged, feeble look, and an expansive personality. It is a classic example of how delicious and complex a 20 year old tawny port can be. 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. -By Robert Parker