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Quinta do Noval Tawny Port 20 year old

$86.99

SKU 19710

750ml

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THE AGED TAWNIES reflect the art of oak ageing ; tawny port develops a rich creamy texture from the wood becoming more intense, golden amber in colour. Over times it takes on complex characteristics of walnuts,dried Tasting Notes fruits and spices with a long peppery finish. Classic old Tawny colour with golden highlights.This port as an elegant bouquet reminiscent of dried fruit and almonds which gives it its distinctive character. Elegant velvety and concentrated on the palate it as an attractive lingering finish.

Category Port
Varietals
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Quinta do Noval
Alcohol/vol 20.5%
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateMy favorite of the three tawnys reviewed in this segment is the 20 Year Old Tawny. It offers an amber color, a spicy, tobacco, cedary, smoky, complex nose, dense, rich flavors that belie the color's aged, feeble look, and an expansive personality. It is a classic example of how delicious and complex a 20 year old tawny port can be. 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 Parker, October 1996
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastThere is plenty going on in Noval's 20-year-old. It is a dry style, but the generous fruit combines marmalade and fresh citrus flavors, along with powerful ripeness. Acidity is there too, giving a lift at the end.

Roger Voss, August 1, 2006
  • ws85

Wine SpectatorFruitier style of a 20-year-old, with caramel, light toffee and fruit character. Medium-bodied, with pleasant fruit and a simple finish. Slightly nutty.

James Suckling, September 30, 2003

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