Quinta do Noval

Tawny 20 Year Old Port NV

Douro Valley, Portugal


Noval 20 year old Tawny is a blend of old Ports from different vintages that have matured in oak casks, with an average age of 20 years. Irresistible freshness with all the complexity of age. Harmonious and balanced, fine, elegant and long, with all the aromatic complexity typical of Noval Tawny Ports.

A few important points to make up front that set Noval apart: the wine is 100% estate, and 100% trodden by foot. There are other critical points to making the Noval 20 Year Old so exceptional, but the fact the fruit is of the highest possible quality and handled so gently is at the very core.



The 20 Year Old Tawny comes 100% from estate-grown grapes, again a vineyard-based approach that is rare in the region. Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca are the major grape varieties in the blend because these higher quality varieties are what is planted throughout the vineyard due to the major re-planting project of the early 1990s. At this age, the fruit at the estate is entering the prime of quality.


The grapes are all trodden by foot in the lagares at Quinta do Noval, a traditional, costly and rare approach. The wines used for the blends have an average age of 20 years and were aged in old oak barrels of 640 liters.


The wine displays classic Tawny color, with golden highlights, and an ethereal bouquet, typical of Noval Tawny ports. Elegant, velvety and concentrated on the palate, it has an attractive, complex, and lingering finish.
After the 10 Year Old, it shows increasing characteristics of nuts, dried fruits and spices, as well as increasing complexity.




Douro Valley, Portugal



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"An exotic tawny"

Wine Spectator - August 8, 2018 "This is a shade darker and richer than its peers, with warm toffee, hazelnut cream, roasted vanilla, cinnamon and walnut husk leading the way, backed by halva, pistachio oil and dried fig details. Lush through the finish, with the walnut hint lingering long enough for all the elements to fall in line. An exotic tawny.” - Wine Spectator

"Excellent structure and drive"

Decanter - January 19, 2021 "A chip off the (40-year-old) block, Quinta do Noval’s 20-year-old has excellent structure and drive. Together with the fresh acidity, heady yet controlled Cognac-like spirit harmoniously buoys its orange peel, dried apricot, honey and marzipan flavours. Saline, café crème notes and a woody walnut timbre lend a balancing savouriness to the long and precise finish."

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Other Wines by this Producer

Touriga Nacional

Douro DOC

Intense and concentrated, with fine tannic structure, Touriga Nacional is distinguished by its delicacy, a characteristic of the Quinta do Noval style. It is the product of a strict selection from the best lots produced by our Quinta in any given year.

Branco Reserva

Douro Valley, Portugal

An authentic white wine with the ambitious to represent the best white wine produced in the Douro Valley. It is derived from a strict selection of the best batches of the Quinta’s various indigenous grape varieties. Rich and structured, it is outstanding for its finesse and intensity

Cedro do Noval Branco

Douro Valley, Portugal

Named after the emblematic cedar tree that dominates Quinta do Noval’s terrace, Cedro do Noval is an authentic expression of the Douro. It is made at Quinta do Noval using carefully selected grapes 100 % grown on the highest steeply terraced vineyards of Quinta do Noval, in the heart of the Douro Valley, in Northern Portugal.

Cedro do Noval

Douro Valley, Portugal

Charm and accessibility in an authentically Douro style. Named after the emblematic cedar tree that dominates the terrace of Quinta do Noval, Cedro do Noval is an authentic expression of the Douro.

Late Bottled Vintage Single Vineyard Port

Douro Valley, Portugal

This wine is a remarkable example of the Noval style. Treated exactly like a Vintage Port with only noble grape varieties that sourced exclusively from estate vineyards, trodden by foot and unfiltered. This expression differs in its extended aging, seeing five years in casks instead of the typical two years for Vintage Ports. Definitely an LBV with a difference, this wine has fine structured tannins, great freshness and purity of fruit. It is delicious to drink today, but will age beautifully in its bottle.

Nacional Vintage Port

Douro Valley, Portugal

The legend. A small area at the heart of the Quinta do Noval vineyard planted with ungrafted vines and untouched by phylloxera.

Vintage Port

Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is characterised by its purity of fruit and a fine, delicate quality that is typical of the wines of the property in general, but which finds its most remarkable and enduring expression in the Vintage Ports.

Tawny 40 Year Old Port

Douro Valley, Portugal

Noval was the first port house to introduce blended tawnies with an indication of average age. Their eldest offering, the Noval Tawny 40 Year Old Port, is a remarkable representation of the quintessence of the Noval Tawny style: a profoundly concentrated and complex old wine, the memory of the house.

Tawny 10 Year Old Port

Douro Valley, Portugal

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.