Sunday, September 18, 2005

Quinta do Noval, Non-Vintage LB Port, Portugal

A very fine Port you will enjoy anytime, that's my latest favorite wine!

Quinta do Noval, Non-Vintage LB Port

Technical Data:Port made traditionnaly from 3 Portuguese grapes called Tinta Roriz ( that's one of the synonym for Tempranillo grape), Touriga Francesca and Tinta Barroca. The grapes after been harvested have been trodden by foot then aged in traditional large oak vats called "Lagares". It is blended from a number of vintages to add complexity.The aging is from 4 - 5 years, this kind of Port is bottled according to demand.

Description:Intense dark purple color with some red shades. A complex nose showing mostly red fruits such as raspberry, cherry and berry. This Non-Vintage Late Bottled or LB ( vintage character) Port is an impressive one, it possesses fabulous cherry and berry fruity flavors, a smooth texture with a nice touch of spice and smoky chocolate character just by the end of the palate. Dense, rich, concentrated, this is an excellent value in high quality port. A full-bodied one yet round and well-structured with a long lasting elegant finish.

Food Pairing & Service:Accompanies well chocolate desserts and red fruits one. Could also be enjoyed on its own. Ready to be enjoyed immediately, this port does not need to be decanted.


Suggested Retail Price:$14.99

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