1994 Quinta do Noval Nacional

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  • Port
  • 750ML
  • WS 100
  • IWC 96
  • JR 96
  • WA 94

Reviews for 1994 Quinta do Noval Nacional

WS 100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2011
Toffee aromas leads to a complex array of fig mineral iron and dark fruit flavors that are rich and intense. The long caressing finish features spicy notes with hints of fresh mint. Amazingly elegant.-Non-blind Quinta do... Toffee aromas leads to a complex array of fig mineral iron and dark fruit flavors that are rich and intense. The long caressing finish features spicy notes with hints of fresh mint. Amazingly elegant.-Non-blind Quinta do Noval Nacional retrospective (February 2011). Drink now through 2025. 250 cases made. -KM
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2012
Excellent medium ruby. High-pitched, still-youthful aromas and flavors of black cherry, minerals, graphite, licorice, espresso and menthol. Primary, intense and impeccably balanced, with strong but harmonious acidity... Excellent medium ruby. High-pitched, still-youthful aromas and flavors of black cherry, minerals, graphite, licorice, espresso and menthol. Primary, intense and impeccably balanced, with strong but harmonious acidity giving grip to the sappy dark fruit flavors and extending the extremely long finish. Wonderfully dense and silky wine--more elegantly styled than the 1996, thanks in part to the relatively cool summer. This should almost certainly merit an even higher score in a decade or so. Amazing wine in the making, and likely to merit an even higher score 10 or 20 years from now. 96+
JR 96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2013
Very polished glossy dark crimson. Now this is more ethereal! (than the regular 1994). Lovely exotic haunting top notes. Very firm but with the tannins smothered in wild fruit intensity. Excellent freshness too. Really... Very polished glossy dark crimson. Now this is more ethereal! (than the regular 1994). Lovely exotic haunting top notes. Very firm but with the tannins smothered in wild fruit intensity. Excellent freshness too. Really very satisfying. 19/20
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The 1994 Quinta Do Noval Nacional is completely different to the regular Vintage Noval. The color is darker, the nose better defined and fresher, leaping from the glass with mineral-laden dark plum, boysenberry jam... The 1994 Quinta Do Noval Nacional is completely different to the regular Vintage Noval. The color is darker, the nose better defined and fresher, leaping from the glass with mineral-laden dark plum, boysenberry jam, orange blossom and star anis. The palate is more extravagant and intense than the Vintage Noval with baked cherries, pomegranate, black plum, white pepper and orange peel. It has a very cohesive finish that is suspended beautifully in the mouth. This elegant Nacional should age for another 30-40 years with style. There were just 190 cases produced – one of the smallest to date. Drink now-2040. Tasted January 2014. - Neal Martin