Quinta do Noval Cedro do Noval (90 WA)
“Fresh, silky and subtly concentrated, this shows its essence of fruit on the tongue. The Syrah has a small influence, but this is not gamey. It is another red that seems to benefit from the 2017 vintage. The fruity-to-fresh feel makes this both suave and tasty. Finally, this has ripe tannins. It can hold awhile, but don’t hesitate to drink it on release.”
Quinta do Noval
Vinho Regional Duriense
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. Principally made up of classic Portuguese varieties, it also contains a proportion of Syrah, which rounds out the fruit and gives the wine enormous charm and accessibility.
Douro Valley, Portugal
One of the oldest port houses, Quinta do Noval is also arguably the greatest. It is unique among top port houses in that most of the ports are made from estate-grown fruit and, notably, all of the vintage Noval wines are from the single Quinta do Noval vineyard.