1997 Quinta do Noval Nacional

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  • Port
  • 750ML
  • JR 100
  • WS 98
  • WA 96
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 1997 Quinta do Noval Nacional

JR 100
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2013
Blackish very deep crimson with a crimson rim. Seems more evolved on the nose than the regular 1997 and with masses of rich sweet fruit in the forefront although the tannins and the alcohol slightly impose on the finish... Blackish very deep crimson with a crimson rim. Seems more evolved on the nose than the regular 1997 and with masses of rich sweet fruit in the forefront although the tannins and the alcohol slightly impose on the finish. Very beguiling and dramatic. It would be very tempting to drink this now but the second half of the tasting experience suggests one should keep it really quite a while! 20/20
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2011
Powerfully rich, delivering plush fig, dark cherry and plum confit flavors. Very silky, with plenty of grip and a long, fruity finish filled with effusive pepper and spice notes.—Non-blind Quinta do Noval Nacional... Powerfully rich, delivering plush fig, dark cherry and plum confit flavors. Very silky, with plenty of grip and a long, fruity finish filled with effusive pepper and spice notes.—Non-blind Quinta do Noval Nacional retrospective (February 2011). Drink now through 2030. – KM
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The Quinta Do Noval Nacional 1997 has a fragrant bouquet that boasts more delineation than the Vintage Noval, although it demonstrates approximately the same degree of vigour. There is a fine mineral component on the nose... The Quinta Do Noval Nacional 1997 has a fragrant bouquet that boasts more delineation than the Vintage Noval, although it demonstrates approximately the same degree of vigour. There is a fine mineral component on the nose with macerated dark cherries, hoisin, cigar box and dried fig that seem to multiply exponentially with vigor. The palate is elegant on the entry with supple rounded tannins, well-judged acidity and purity, building gently in the mouth from its understated entry towards its peacock tail of mulberry, clove and raisin towards the finish. This is a step up from the 1994 Nacional, though if you want to split hairs, it does not possess the mind-boggling complexity of later vintages. However, it does purr with class. Drink now-2045. - Neal Martin
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2012
Good medium ruby. Slightly high-toned aromas of black cherry, blackberry and licorice; more medicinal today than the regular vintage bottling. Big, rich and sweet, but still dominated by baby fat and in a rather... Good medium ruby. Slightly high-toned aromas of black cherry, blackberry and licorice; more medicinal today than the regular vintage bottling. Big, rich and sweet, but still dominated by baby fat and in a rather monolithic stage today. Very ripe but the medicinal menthol quality currently holds the upper hand over the wine's glossy dark fruits. It's hard to envision the wine's final form today. 94+