Quinta do Noval, 10 year Old Tawny Port NV

£23.00 (75cl)

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SKU: POGB0510B

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The grapes were trodden by foot and fermented in the traditional lagares of the Quinta, to obtain the best extraction. Noval Tawny 10 years is a blend of old Ports from different vintages, matured in oak casks and with an average age of 10 years.

Tasting note

A beautiful Old Tawny colour, recognisable from its shine. Amongst the complex aromas, young and very lively fruit blends prettily with appealing and typical aromas of dry fruit such as hazelnut. Rich and smooth on the palate, it delivers an elegant structure and long lingering finish.

About the producer

Lying in the heart of the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal, Quinta do Noval has been producing some of the world’s most highly sought after Vintage Ports since 1715. Winemaker Christian Seely has dreamt for years of making top quality unfortified red wines, which express the unique terroir of Noval’s steep sloping vineyards. He has finally achieved his dream, one of which is the excellent Cedro do Noval.



Robert Parker Wine Advocate (robertparker.com):

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. (Robert M. Parker, Jr.) Points: 88. Issue Date: 31/10/1996

Decanter Magazine (decanter.com):

Warm aromas of coffee, red fruit and cocoa, followed by soft yet rich and spicy flavours of nutty red fruit, flowing onto a gently spirity finish. (Blind tasted by Richard Mayson, Rod Smith MW, Demetri Walters MW) Points: 90. Date Tasted: 14/09/2017

Jeb Dunnuck (jebdunnuck.com):

The NV 10 Year Tawny from Quinta do Noval sports a medium ruby color as well as rich, medium to full-bodied notes of figs, white raisins, burnt caramel and a kiss of smoke. It’s ripe, nicely balanced, and stays light and drinkable, with tons of character. This cuvée is made from Tinta Toriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca brought up all in oak. (Jeb Dunnuck) Points: 91. Date Tasted: 15/03/2018

Tim Atkin (timatkin.com):

The received wisdom (at least round my gaff) is that 20-year-old Tawnies are better than the 10-year-old versions, but this wine challenges that. It will improve further in bottle, but it’s remarkable now, an intense, nutty, figgy fortified with more tannin and concentration than commerical Tawnies at lower price points. In short, it’s worth the extra cash: a sweet, yet structured, wood-matured Port with impressive palate length.Points 93. Date Published 27/03/2013

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