Quinta do Noval 2000 Vintage Port


Douro, Portugal

Seldom does the regular Vintage Port from Quinta do Noval score at exactly the same level as the legendary, tiny production Noval Nacional. But it did in 2000. I just couldn't see much difference when I tasted the two blind. So it means a great opportunity to buy a terrific young Vintage Port at a relatively good price. The 2000 Noval shows fascinating aromas of crushed fruit, tar and wet earth that turns floral and aromatic. It's full-bodied and medium-sweet, with chewy, velvety tannins and a long finish.

96 Points. Wine Spectator