NV Quinta do Noval 20 Year Old Tawny
Port - 750ML
  • WS 95
  • DC 95
  • WA 93

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Reg: $79.94

$59.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Dec. 2018

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WS 95
Wine Spectator, May 2018
This is a shade darker and richer than its peers, with warm toffee, hazelnut cream, roasted vanilla, cinnamon and walnut husk leading the way, backed by halva, pistachio oil and dried fig details. Lush through the... This is a shade darker and richer than its peers, with warm toffee, hazelnut cream, roasted vanilla, cinnamon and walnut husk leading the way, backed by halva, pistachio oil and dried fig details. Lush through the finish, with the walnut hint lingering long enough for all the elements to fall in line. An exotic tawny. Drink now. — J.M.
DC 95
Decanter, August 2017
Set up in 1715, Noval is the only historic Port wine shipper to bear the name of its quinta. Its declaration of 1931 as a vintage year – arguably the greatest vintage of the 20th century – helped establish Quinta do Noval... Set up in 1715, Noval is the only historic Port wine shipper to bear the name of its quinta. Its declaration of 1931 as a vintage year – arguably the greatest vintage of the 20th century – helped establish Quinta do Noval as a famous Port house. Grapes for this tawny are foot-trodden, creating a suitable must for fermentation which is later pressed in large stone vats, called lagares. RM Savoury on the nose and palate. A little toasted and baked but rather lovely, with a dry finish. RS Warm aromas of baked fruit, toast and honey, along with some caramel and hazelnut. Nicely proportioned and uniform yet complex, with a long, lip-smacking finish. DW Caramel dominates the front palate here, while a marked sweetness punctuated by leather and iodine characters create excellent mid-palate weight and expression, with a note of baked orange completing the finale. A sweeter style, but convincing with it.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
The NV 20 Year Old Tawny Port was bottled in 2016 with a bar-top cork and 132 grams per liter of residual sugar. Gloriously fresh and completely alive, this adds an extra layer of depth and concentration of flavor to the... The NV 20 Year Old Tawny Port was bottled in 2016 with a bar-top cork and 132 grams per liter of residual sugar. Gloriously fresh and completely alive, this adds an extra layer of depth and concentration of flavor to the 10 Year Old, of course, but that's not the main attraction here. This has all of Noval's typical grace and elegance while the complexity level is nicely above average. Then, its bright demeanor makes its fruit lifted and drives the medley of flavors home. It persists nicely, becoming something to contemplate as well as enjoy. This is a bit on the pricey side for a 20, at least judging from the list price, but it was also one of my favorites here. I don't want to be a broken record, but remember that aged tawnies should be drunk a bit cool. This was brilliant around 58-60 degrees Fahrenheit, boring around 72. -Mark Squires
Color & Type Port
Varietal Port
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 9998