Quinta do Noval Vintage 2013

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Jamie Goode
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Robert Parker
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QDNV201310 UCAU
$175.00 Per item
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Still tight, intense and showing plenty of power to go with its finesse. - Robert Parker When it comes to port, the 300-year-old house of Quinta do Noval is pretty much it; i.e. the state of the art. One of the oldest, and arguably the greatest, of all the port houses. A very intense, very refined bouquet with quite broody black fruit, briary, smoke and mineral. The palate is silky smooth on the entry with well-judged acidity. This is utterly harmonious and refined, effortless even, with a pure blackberry and lightly spiced finish that lingers long in the mouth. The Tannins are reserved and fine. Very intense long and concentrated fruits, explosive in the mouth, balanced and with great freshness. Brooding presence.
Still tight, intense and showing plenty of power to go with its finesse. - Robert Parker When it comes to port, the 300-year-old house of Quinta do Noval is pretty much it; i.e. the state of the art. One of the oldest, and arguably the greatest, of all the port houses. A very intense, very refined bouquet with quite broody black fruit, briary, smoke and mineral. The palate is silky smooth on the entry with well-judged acidity. This is utterly harmonious and refined, effortless even, with a pure blackberry and lightly spiced finish that lingers long in the mouth. The Tannins are reserved and fine. Very intense long and concentrated fruits, explosive in the mouth, balanced and with great freshness. Brooding presence.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Jamie Goode

Sweet, intense blackberry and cherry nose is quite floral with some raspberry jam notes. The palate is really pretty and elegant with firm tannins under the bright cherry and berry fruit. It is more red fruits than black, and it has a fine spiciness. Fresh, showing great potential. An elegant, Burgundian expression of Port.

95 / 100

Robert Parker

The 2013 Vintage Port is part of our mini-vertical this issue. Still tight, intense and showing plenty of power to go with its finesse, this evolves beautifully with air. The firmness on the finish here is impressive, giving this a chance to continue developing beautifully. It is not as expressive as the 2012—it is a bit more backward—but it is a more serious wine in many ways. I'm still a believer in this, although it certainly seems a step behind the biggest winners in the mini-vertical. This has some questions to answer in the cellar, but I think they will be answered to the satisfaction of most.