Introducing the exquisite 2019 Quinta do Noval Passadouro Vintage Port, a captivating creation from the renowned Quinta do Noval estate in the Douro region of Portugal. This opulent red wine, crafted from a proprietary blend, showcases the mastery and artistry of the winemaking team at Quinta do Noval.
In the glass, this Vintage Port exhibits a deep and alluring red hue, enticing the senses with its vibrant and captivating appearance. Uncorking the bottle reveals an intoxicating bouquet that delicately perfumes the air, leaving a lasting impression. The nose is greeted by an elegant symphony of aromas, revealing ripe black fruits that exude an air of sophistication. This wine has an undeniable presence, a testament to the power and structure that lies within.
On the palate, the 2019 Quinta do Noval Passadouro Vintage Port reveals its true character. It possesses a rich and velvety texture that caresses the taste buds, offering a harmonious balance of flavors. Succulent black plum, accompanied by notes of Christmas cake and marmalade, dances gracefully on the tongue. A subtle hint of eau-de-vie lingers in the background, adding a touch of complexity to the overall experience. This Vintage Port showcases a medium-bodied profile, elevated by a light sprinkling of white pepper and the irresistible allure of black cherries and boysenberry jam.
Acclaimed wine critic Roger Voss of Wine Enthusiast awards this remarkable Vintage Port a score of 92 points, acknowledging its elegance and richness. Voss suggests that the true potential of this wine will be realized with patience and time, recommending to savor it from 2030 onwards. Meanwhile, Vinous, another esteemed publication, echoes this sentiment, bestowing a score of 92 points upon the 2019 Quinta do Passadouro Vintage Port and predicting its excellence from 2029 to 2045.
With its 19.5% alcohol content, this wine is a testament to the dedication and craftsmanship employed by Quinta do Noval. Sealed with a traditional cork closure, it pays homage to the traditional winemaking techniques that have been perfected over generations.
The 2019 Quinta do Noval Passadouro Vintage Port is a true masterpiece that exemplifies the rich heritage and exceptional quality of Portuguese winemaking. Its allure lies not only in its luxurious taste and aroma but also in its ability to age gracefully, promising an even more extraordinary experience with time. Indulge in this extraordinary Vintage Port and be transported to the enchanting vineyards of Quinta do Noval.