2013 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port
Port - 750ML
  • VN 96
  • WS 95
  • WA 95
  • WE 95
  • JS 94

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VN 96
Vinous, June 2018
The 2013 Vintage Port from Quinta do Noval is a "dangerous" fortified since every sip encourages another. Replete with blueberry, blackberry, allspice and dates on the nose, this is quite opulent and seductive. After 30... The 2013 Vintage Port from Quinta do Noval is a "dangerous" fortified since every sip encourages another. Replete with blueberry, blackberry, allspice and dates on the nose, this is quite opulent and seductive. After 30 minutes it becomes more floral with scents of crushed violet, almost like a super-charged Margaux! The palate is similar: rounded and velvety in texture, not profoundly complex but my word, it slips down the throat easily. It does not carry the weight of a top flight Quinta do Noval, but it aims to charm and seduce thanks to that lovely pure damson fruit on the finish. Just delicious, but watch you don't get carried away. Tasted from a sample bottle at home. -- Neal Martin
WS 95
Wine Spectator, January 2015
Powerful and rich, with deep flavors of crushed red plum, dark cherry and dried raspberry, featuring a shading of graphite and smoke. Presents luscious spicy details on the finish. Drink now through 2045. 250 cases... Powerful and rich, with deep flavors of crushed red plum, dark cherry and dried raspberry, featuring a shading of graphite and smoke. Presents luscious spicy details on the finish. Drink now through 2045. 250 cases imported. –KM
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2018
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... 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. - Mark Squires
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, April 2016
Noval has often in the past released a Vintage Port in years when other producers hold back. And, as in the past, the release is justified. For this is an impressive, dense and seriously age worthy Port. While it has... Noval has often in the past released a Vintage Port in years when other producers hold back. And, as in the past, the release is justified. For this is an impressive, dense and seriously age worthy Port. While it has plenty of perfumed jammy red fruits and balanced acidity, it is the dark tannic character that will sustain this wine for decades. It could be drunk now for its fruit, although that would be a shame. Better to wait until 2030 and longer.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, August 2015
Wow. Fantastic aromas of crushed berries, stones, light raisins and tar. Full-bodied, lightly sweet, with solid grip and extremely fine tannins. It lasts for minutes. Very few declared this as a vintage but Noval decided... Wow. Fantastic aromas of crushed berries, stones, light raisins and tar. Full-bodied, lightly sweet, with solid grip and extremely fine tannins. It lasts for minutes. Very few declared this as a vintage but Noval decided to make a tiny amount. And they certainly made the right decision. Needs four to five years to come completely together. Reminds me of the excellent but forgotten Noval 1967. This bottle celebrates Noval's 300th anniversary.
Color & Type Port
Varietal Port
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 2013