Quinta do Noval

Tawny 10 Year Old Port NV

Douro Valley, Portugal

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Noval 10 year old Tawny is a blend of old Ports from different vintages that have matured in oak casks, with an average age of 10 years.  It’s a perfect expression of the Noval Tawny style. It has acquired the classical attributes of an old Tawny Port, while at the same time retaining much of the freshness and fruit of its youth. 

 

 

VINEYARD

Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca predominate among the traditional grape varieties. 50% of the grapes come from the estate (a large part of these now coming from the replantings at Noval in the mid nineties) and 50% from traditional suppliers of “A” category grapes.

WINEMAKING

100% of the estate grapes are trodden by foot in lagares, a traditional, costly and rare approach, and the wine is aged in oak barrels of 640 liters until bottled.

Tasting Note

The 10 year old Tawny has a deliciously crisp, fresh style with intense fruit. The 10 Year Old Tawny port shows an outstanding intensity of color, complexity, concentration, and depth of flavor. A favorite of restaurateurs because it remains fresh for weeks after opening, the Noval Tawny Port has beautiful complexity with vibrant young fruit that blends with the attractive and characteristic dry fruit and nut aromas. It’s rich and smooth on the palate, with an elegant structure and long finish.

Color

Red

Appellation

Douro Valley, Portugal

Alcohol

19.5%

Suggested Retail Price

$33.00

Reviews

"Light and drinkable"

Jeb Dunnuck - "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."

"Streamlined finish"

Wine Spectator - “A fresh, vibrant style, showing cherry and red currant pâte de fruit notes, with blood orange and rooibos tea flavors. Light cinnamon and mineral nuances add to the streamlined finish. Drink now.” - Wine Spectator

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Quinta Do Noval 10 Year Tawny with Christian Seely

May 28, 2020 - Christian Seely, managing director of Quinta do Noval for the past 27 years, discusses the 10 Year Tawny. Aging the wine in barrel produces fascinating aromas and tastes of dried…

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