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Quinta do Noval Vintage Port, 2003

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A wet winter followed by a perfect, hot summer in the Douro created ideal conditions to produce Port with near perfect balance.

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Cardinal's Rating 97
Colour Port
Grape Variety Port Blend
Country Portugal
£59.99
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The Quinta do Noval 2003 is a truly exceptional vintage Port. This port has grabbed much attention from the critics, including a huge 19+/20 from Jancis Robinson, who confesses to very rarely giving scores over 18. That she has gone a full point over her standard "top score" is testament to the unsurpassed brilliance of this wine. Coloured dark-purple and bearing an immense purity of fruit, this port really comes at you from the off. The aromas are very floral with heaps of black cherries, dates and plums. The palate is full bodied and luscious with flavours of blueberries, cherries and candied strawberries. It wonderfully long with great depth and showing its impressive nature this young, it will age beautifully and is destined for a very long life..

P. Rovani writing for The Wine Advocate:
"The inky, purple-colored, opaque 2003 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port soars from the glass, revealing dates, black cherries, copious flowers, and plums. Full-bodied, broad, and lush, this top-flight wine is harmonious and exhibits stupendous purity of fruit. Blueberries, cherries, and candied strawberries can be found in its nuanced, lengthy, plum-laced core as well as in its immensely long, dried berry-tinged finish. Drink this beauty between 2020 and 2045+."


Quinta do Noval is famed for producing the iconic, legendary and debatably greatest port made called Quinta do Noval Nacional, which is produced from a small patch of vines not hit by the Phylloxera outbreak that wiped out most of the Douro Valley and thus not grafted onto American rootstock. In some years the quality of the Noval surpasses that of the Nacional. This winery has been producing exceptional port for years in limited supply.
Producer / Vineyard Quinta do Noval
Colour Port
Vintage 2003
Country Portugal
Area Douro
Region Porto
Grape Variety Port Blend
Body Full
Bottle Size Bottle (0.75)
Wine Closure Natural Cork
ABV 20% abv
Wine Rating Wine Spectator: 96; Jancis Robinson: 95+ (19+/20) eRobertParker: 94;
Cardinal's Rating 97
Price Comparison £77.95 - Roberson Wine (Checked 02/04/13)
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Tasting Note Available? Yes
Giftbox Available? Yes
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