Quinta do Noval

About Quinta do Noval

Based in the Douro Valley, Quinta do Noval is amongst the most beloved Port houses in operation today, Quinta do Noval holds a special place in the hearts of oenophiles the world over thanks to their incredibly refined style of vintage Port.

Viniculture

Almost defiant in its approach to crafting exceptional Port, Quinta do Noval often does things a little differently from its peers. If they believe that they have wines of the quality and personality to join the ranks of their past vintage Ports, they will bottle it and declare it. They will do this even if it means, as is often the case, bottling only a few hundred cases, representing a tiny percentage of the potential total production of the Quinta. 

Quinta do Noval’s Vintage ports celebrate consistent quality where all ports come from one vineyard. Whilst the 1931 Quinta do Noval Nacional Vintage Port was one of the most successful of the 20th century, the Noval Black marks a revolutionary change in the drinking port.

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8 Products

Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Quinta do Noval 1985 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £150.00
1985

Quinta do Noval 1985 (1x75cl)
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 7 Sep 2021

Porto 1x75cl 9 - Inc. VAT: £150.00
Quinta do Noval 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £467.82
2016

Quinta do Noval 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

This is a superb baby Noval that reminds me of the 1966. Chewy yet so polished. The light sweetness suggests an overall dialing back of the sugar content. Stemmy and lightly green. A truly classic Noval. Almost all from Pinhao. Buy. Better in 2025.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Porto 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £467.82
Quinta do Noval 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £466.62
2017

Quinta do Noval 2017 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97)

The straight 2017 Vintage Port is stunning stuff. It packs serious power and richness while staying beautifully polished and, dare I say, elegant. Notes of crème de cassis and liquid blackberries define the attack, but it offers an incredibly layered, nuanced, complex style in its notes of herbes de Provence, violets, spicy wood, licorice, and Asian spice aromas and flavors. While it’s no doubt a full-bodied Port, it stands out just as much for its incredible polish, balance, and purity. This a brilliant effort is more approachable than the Nacional bottling yet is nevertheless going to evolve for 50-60 years or more on its flawless balance.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Porto 6x75cl 1 97 (JD) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £466.62
Quinta do Noval 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £350.22
2018

Quinta do Noval 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Porto 6x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £350.22
Quinta do Noval 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £345.42
2019

Quinta do Noval 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2019 Vintage Port is a field blend aged for 18 months in old wood vats. It was bottled May 4, 2021, and has 100 grams of residual sugar. It was in bottle only a bit more than two months when tasted, but it seems quite brilliant, even so. Very concentrated, it adds controlled power and coats the palate. Tasted with some other 2019s, this certainly stood out for both concentration and power. It touches all the bases in terms of expressive fruit and structure, finishing dry and seriously. It seemed balanced enough to drink young, but that would be a mistake. For one thing, it steadily tightened as it aired out. It also increasingly showed gorgeous eucalyptus-laced aromatics. Two days later, it was notably more astringent. Four days later, it was very firm on the finish and better overall. In fact, that was a far better showing than on day one. This is plainly built for the long haul. I would expect nothing less from a fine Noval Vintage Port. It became more focused and precise as well. This needs the rest of this decade, at least, in the cellar to show better. Then it will develop well for decades and hold indefinitely. Frankly, it won't show everything it has in even 10 years, where I have the "start drinking" window, so if you have a lot more patience, that would be useful. It will be more interesting around 2035-2040. This is a powerful beauty, well justifying Noval's tendency to declare most every year.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2021

Porto 6x75cl 10 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £345.42
Quinta do Noval Nacional 2001 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,683.82
2001

Quinta do Noval Nacional 2001 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Tight and linear vintage Port with ripe berries, almonds, chocolate and hints of spices. Medium to full body, racy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Very beautiful now.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Porto 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,683.82
Quinta do Noval Nacional 2004 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £722.37
2004

Quinta do Noval Nacional 2004 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2004 Vintage Port Nacional is a declared Vintage Port aged for 18 months in wooden casks. An old vines field blend, it comes in at just 79 grams per liter of residual sugar, rather dry on paper and in perception. Typically graceful and leaning on elegance in the mid-palate, it is laced with some herbs and rhubarb up front. It is very aromatic and it opens with a distinctive flavor profile compared to others in the Vintage Port lineup that I had open. In the mid-palate, it seems like a very fine table wine in some ways, showing remarkable finesse and focus, and a rather dry finish. It is completely closed and gives little. The structure and the underlying concentration are all obvious, though. They are classic and they make this a cellar candidate from the get-go. Despite being over a decade old, this is tight, firm, powerful and too young. After playing around with it for several days, I saw it finally begin to blossom, to show fresh fruit and something besides austerity. By the end of the week, it was far more evolved, showing its wonderful concentration, increasingly interesting intensity of flavor and a long finish. It is never obvious, but it is always quite gorgeous. This is an old school Port on an old school schedule. It needs cellaring. If extended aeration makes it at least a bit approachable, it is not exactly showing all it has and all it can be. Be patient--even if it is more approachable in a decade or so, that won't be even close to its peak. If you're patient and young, give it a try around 2040.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Porto 1x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £722.37
Quinta Noval Colheita 1937 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £949.17
1937

Quinta Noval Colheita 1937 (1x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Porto 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £949.17
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Quinta do Noval 1985 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £125.00
1985

Quinta do Noval 1985 (1x75cl)
As per photos Delivery to Storage from 7 Sep 2021

Porto 1x75cl 9 - In Bond: £125.00
Quinta do Noval 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £372.00
2016

Quinta do Noval 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

This is a superb baby Noval that reminds me of the 1966. Chewy yet so polished. The light sweetness suggests an overall dialing back of the sugar content. Stemmy and lightly green. A truly classic Noval. Almost all from Pinhao. Buy. Better in 2025.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Porto 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £372.00
Quinta do Noval 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £371.00
2017

Quinta do Noval 2017 (6x75cl)

Jeb Dunnuck (97)

The straight 2017 Vintage Port is stunning stuff. It packs serious power and richness while staying beautifully polished and, dare I say, elegant. Notes of crème de cassis and liquid blackberries define the attack, but it offers an incredibly layered, nuanced, complex style in its notes of herbes de Provence, violets, spicy wood, licorice, and Asian spice aromas and flavors. While it’s no doubt a full-bodied Port, it stands out just as much for its incredible polish, balance, and purity. This a brilliant effort is more approachable than the Nacional bottling yet is nevertheless going to evolve for 50-60 years or more on its flawless balance.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Porto 6x75cl 1 97 (JD) Read Review/Description In Bond: £371.00
Quinta do Noval 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £274.00
2018

Quinta do Noval 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Porto 6x75cl 2 - In Bond: £274.00
Quinta do Noval 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £270.00
2019

Quinta do Noval 2019 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2019 Vintage Port is a field blend aged for 18 months in old wood vats. It was bottled May 4, 2021, and has 100 grams of residual sugar. It was in bottle only a bit more than two months when tasted, but it seems quite brilliant, even so. Very concentrated, it adds controlled power and coats the palate. Tasted with some other 2019s, this certainly stood out for both concentration and power. It touches all the bases in terms of expressive fruit and structure, finishing dry and seriously. It seemed balanced enough to drink young, but that would be a mistake. For one thing, it steadily tightened as it aired out. It also increasingly showed gorgeous eucalyptus-laced aromatics. Two days later, it was notably more astringent. Four days later, it was very firm on the finish and better overall. In fact, that was a far better showing than on day one. This is plainly built for the long haul. I would expect nothing less from a fine Noval Vintage Port. It became more focused and precise as well. This needs the rest of this decade, at least, in the cellar to show better. Then it will develop well for decades and hold indefinitely. Frankly, it won't show everything it has in even 10 years, where I have the "start drinking" window, so if you have a lot more patience, that would be useful. It will be more interesting around 2035-2040. This is a powerful beauty, well justifying Noval's tendency to declare most every year.
Delivery to Storage from 30 Sep 2021

Porto 6x75cl 10 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £270.00
Quinta do Noval Nacional 2001 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £3,052.00
2001

Quinta do Noval Nacional 2001 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (99)

Tight and linear vintage Port with ripe berries, almonds, chocolate and hints of spices. Medium to full body, racy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Very beautiful now.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Porto 6x75cl 1 99 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £3,052.00
Quinta do Noval Nacional 2004 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £599.00
2004

Quinta do Noval Nacional 2004 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 2004 Vintage Port Nacional is a declared Vintage Port aged for 18 months in wooden casks. An old vines field blend, it comes in at just 79 grams per liter of residual sugar, rather dry on paper and in perception. Typically graceful and leaning on elegance in the mid-palate, it is laced with some herbs and rhubarb up front. It is very aromatic and it opens with a distinctive flavor profile compared to others in the Vintage Port lineup that I had open. In the mid-palate, it seems like a very fine table wine in some ways, showing remarkable finesse and focus, and a rather dry finish. It is completely closed and gives little. The structure and the underlying concentration are all obvious, though. They are classic and they make this a cellar candidate from the get-go. Despite being over a decade old, this is tight, firm, powerful and too young. After playing around with it for several days, I saw it finally begin to blossom, to show fresh fruit and something besides austerity. By the end of the week, it was far more evolved, showing its wonderful concentration, increasingly interesting intensity of flavor and a long finish. It is never obvious, but it is always quite gorgeous. This is an old school Port on an old school schedule. It needs cellaring. If extended aeration makes it at least a bit approachable, it is not exactly showing all it has and all it can be. Be patient--even if it is more approachable in a decade or so, that won't be even close to its peak. If you're patient and young, give it a try around 2040.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Porto 1x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £599.00
Quinta Noval Colheita 1937 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £788.00
1937

Quinta Noval Colheita 1937 (1x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

Porto 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: £788.00

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