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Quinta di Noval Tawny Port 10 year oldQuinta di Noval Tawny Port 10 year old
rws14416$26.09
Size: 750ml.
Producer: Quinta di Noval

WS 90 WA 88 WE 91 IWC 98


This is a Port with an indication of its average age, aged in oak casks and taking on characteristics of walnuts, dried fruits and spices, showing increasing intensity of colour, complexity, concentration and depth of flavour.

Truth vive tawny color. It is the youngest of the Noval tawnies with age indication. In its complex aroma, the vibrant young fruit lovely blends with the attractive and characteristic dry fruits aromas like nuts. Rich and smooth on the palate it as an elegant structure and a long finish. It can be served slightly chilled as an aperitif, as a digestive at the end of a meal, or in any occasion during the day on its own.

Reviews:

"This smells just like English Christmas cake. Full-bodied and very sweet, with plenty of toffee and dried fruit character on the finish. Really yummy. Drink now. 5,000 cases made. –JS" -Rated 90, Wine Spectator

"Quinta do Novel's 10 Year Old Tawny exhibits a light ruby/garnet color, sweet jammy fruit, nice spice, cedar and smoke in the nose, and good concentration. Tawny ports are aged in wood from essentially a solera system for the number of years indicated on the bottle. In most cases I prefer the younger ten or twenty year Tawnys to the ancient forty to fifty year old wines, but it is really a matter of taste. I tend to like more fruit rather than the oxidized and aged characteristics of the very old tawnys." -Rated 88, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The legendary Noval has produced a deliciously attractive, light and poised wine, with fresh fruit and acidity. It is dry in style, with some tannins, and a layer of spirit that is well in balance. The aftertaste floats with acidity and fruit. - R.V. (8/1/2006)" -Rated 91, Wine Enthusiast

"Apple, herbs and nutskin on the nose. Sweet, round, nutty and bright, but a bit aggressive. Slightly raisiny flavor is on the simple side. Good length." -Rated 98, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar