2016 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JS 98 WS 98 DC 97 WA 97 VN 97 WE 92
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, May 2018

This is a superb baby Noval that reminds me of the 1966. Chewy yet so polished. The light sweetness suggests an overall dialing back of the sugar content. Stemmy and lightly green. A truly classic Noval. Almost all from...
WS 98

Wine Spectator, October 2018

This is distinctive, with youthfully rambunctious dark currant, fig and blackberry fruit paste flavors liberally spiked with bramble, Turkish coffee and ganache notes. As the fruit pumps through the finish, a tarry...
DC 97

Decanter, November 2018

2016 was a year of extremes with a wet winter and spring followed by a hot, dry summer - a year for general declaration. This is deep and opaque, with powerful aromas. It's still raw and dusty, closing in on itself, and...
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2018

The 2016 Vintage Port is a field blend, mostly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão and Sousão, aged for 18 months in old wood. It comes in with 82 grams of residual sugar. This was in bottle for only about seven...
VN 97

Vinous, November 2022

The 2016 Vintage Port was picked mainly from 19 September in ideal conditions. It is more broody than the 2017 at the moment and demands a little more encouragement from the glass. I have been prudent with my reviews in...
WE 92

Wine Enthusiast, December 2018

Very ripe fruit give this wine a surprisingly soft texture. It has generous tannins to go with this opulent fruitiness. The wine is going to age relatively quickly, so drink from 2026. ROGER VOSS


Color & Type Port
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 19%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is a truly exceptional wine that exemplifies the craftsmanship and expertise of the renowned producer. With its deep red color and elegant label, this wine is a visual delight that hints at the sensory experience to come.

On the nose, the 2016 Vintage Port offers a captivating bouquet of dusky black fruit, sage, a touch of menthol, and star anise. Each swirl of the glass reveals new layers of complexity, inviting the drinker to explore further. This wine showcases a more earthy style, which adds depth and richness to the overall profile.

Upon first sip, the medium-bodied palate reveals a velvety texture that is both luxurious and inviting. The superb tension of this wine is immediately apparent, as the acidity effortlessly cuts through the richness, creating a harmonious balance. The wine's linear and mineral-driven character adds a sense of poise and sophistication, making it a standout among Vintage Ports.

Notable wine critic Neal Martin describes this wine as having considerably improved in the four years since his last encounter with it. He awards it an impressive score of 97, praising its depth, concentration, and intensity of fruit. Martin also notes the impeccable balance and approachability of this young Porto, while emphasizing that it has all the materials to age gracefully.

Other esteemed critics have also lauded the 2016 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port. James Suckling awards it a score of 98, comparing it to a classic Noval from 1966. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gives it a score of 97 and praises its stunning nose, intense fruit, and impeccable balance. Wine Spectator awards it 98 points, highlighting its distinctive flavors and bristling, mouthwatering edge. Decanter rates it 97 and describes it as a powerful wine with a structured finish. Wine Enthusiast gives it a score of 92, noting its soft texture and generous tannins.

Overall, the 2016 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is a wine of exceptional quality and finesse. With its complex aromas, velvety texture, and impeccable balance, it is a true masterpiece that exemplifies the best of Portuguese winemaking. This wine is a must-try for any wine enthusiast and promises to reward those who have the patience to age it for years to come.