2019 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JS 97 JD 97 WA 97 VN 96 WE 96 WS 96 DC 95
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, January 2023

Aromas of dried cherries, blackberries and cassis with dark licorice, chocolate and graphite undertones. Full-bodied, with a ripe and mellow sweetness, and ultra-fine, silky tannins that flow through the palate for...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, February 2023

(97+ points) Coming from a cooler vintage, the 2019 Vintage Port is nevertheless powerful, full-bodied, and concentrated, with lots of structure and density giving it a tight, backward, yet incredibly impressive feel...
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2021

The 2019 Vintage Port is a field blend aged for 18 months in old wood vats. It was bottled May 4, 2021, and has 100 grams of residual sugar. It was in bottle only a bit more than two months when tasted, but it seems quite...
VN 96

Vinous, November 2022

The 2019 Vintage Port is one that I tasted a few months earlier at Pichon-Baron, and so unsurprisingly, there are few changes except that I feel that the nose has closed up ever so slightly since then. The palate is still...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, December 2021

Although 2019 was not a generally declared vintage by other Port shippers, Noval went its own way with this vintage. It is such an elegant wine, balancing black fruits against a massive texture for aging. A rich structure...
WS 96

Wine Spectator, December 2021

This is dense, winey and well-structured, delivering a tarry spine through the core of packed black currant, fig and bramble notes that run in lock-step with mouthwatering licorice snap and spice accents. The great...
DC 95

Decanter, June 2022

A dry summer with moderate temperatures and perfect weather through the harvest, which lasted well into October. Closed and sullen on the nose with underlying density and a hint of graphite; much more expressive on the...


Color & Type Port
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 19.5%

Introducing the 2019 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port, a wine that embodies the rich and storied tradition of Portuguese winemaking. This exquisite red wine, crafted from a proprietary blend of grapes, hails from the Douro region of Portugal and showcases the exceptional quality of the 2019 vintage.

In the glass, this Port wine displays a deep and alluring red color, a testament to its intensity and concentration. With an alcohol percentage of 19.5%, it exudes power and boldness from the very first sip.

Upon swirling the glass, enticing aromas of dried cherries, blackberries, and cassis waft from the wine, accompanied by undertones of dark licorice, chocolate, and graphite. The nose is complex and layered, promising a sensory journey like no other.

On the palate, the 2019 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port reveals its true character. This full-bodied wine is incredibly concentrated, with controlled power that coats the palate in a velvety embrace. It is a wine of remarkable depth and structure, with expressive fruit flavors that dance harmoniously with its firm tannins.

Expert reviewers have praised this exceptional vintage, with Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarding it an impressive score of 97 points. They describe it as concentrated, powerful, and balanced, with a dry and serious finish. They recommend cellaring this wine for at least a decade to fully appreciate its potential, although it will continue to develop and mature for decades to come.

Similarly, Jeb Dunnuck awards the 2019 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port a score of 97+, highlighting its power, density, and complexity. They note its nuances of red and black plums, cassis, iron, chalky minerality, chocolate, black olive, and licorice. This wine is a true marvel that will reward those who exercise patience and allow it to age gracefully.

Wine Spectator also recognizes the exceptional quality of this Port, awarding it 96 points. They describe it as dense, winey, and well-structured, with packed black currant, fig, and bramble notes. The invigorating finish leaves a lasting impression, showcasing the wine's ability to captivate the senses.

The 2019 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port has also been praised by Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, Vinous, and James Suckling, further solidifying its status as a wine of exceptional quality and distinction.

In conclusion, the 2019 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is a wine that demands attention. With its concentrated flavors, balanced structure, and immense aging potential, it is a wine that will continue to impress for decades to come. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for the future, this Port promises an unforgettable experience for wine enthusiasts and collectors alike.