2003 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port
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Robert Parker's 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+. (PR)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Saturated deep ruby. Sweet aromas of black cherry, cassis, licorice, molasses, minerals, toffee and violet. Dense, sweet and pliant, with outstanding precision and depth of flavor. Like the Silval, this boasts a seductively creamy texture. The explosive, mounting finish offers a fine dusting of ripe, suave tannins and great breadth. Deceptively easy to taste today owing to its finesse, but it's hard to believe that it won't shut down in bottle in the near future. This wine features a particularly high percentage of touriga nacional.
Pretty, grapey, blackberry and light plum aromas. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness, this Port builds on your palate with velvety tannins and a sweet finish. Balanced and well structured...
A pure fruited wine, with an unusual touch of toast and new wood. The fruit is well structured with flavors of thyme and rosemary. This is a smooth, polished Port, which is definitely in a modern style of winemaking.
Deep crimson. Very rich and round and beguiling but with a briary edge. Very sweet indeed. Then a dry finish. Not quite as thrilling as it tasted in London but it's awfully good! Very sweet, slightly pruney, and actually pretty 2003. Drink 2025-2050. (18/20 points)