1997 Quinta do Noval Colheita Tawny Port

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An incredibly special and complex Port from the Duoro Valley. Wickedly indulgent.

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This Colheita Port, meaning 'harvest' in Portuguese, from Quinta do Noval sits at the top of the tree for pure indulgence.

It's only made in tiny quantities in fantastic vintages, and only using the most special barrels. Made form a combination of varieties from the estate - including Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cao and Sousao - the fruit is lovingly foot trodden then set to ferment in large wooden barrels. It all ages in these barrels until the very moment the wine is to be bottled.

Layers and layers of flavour and complexity are held within, filled with aromas of chocolate, toffee, dried figs, spice and nuts. It's a wine that can live a lifetime.

Quinta do Noval Colheita is a rare Port produced in small quantities. It is a dated Tawny Port. Each Colheita takes its personality from the Quinta do Noval terroir and from the vintage, like our Vintage Port, but aged in barrels until bottling.
In exceptional years, certain lots of wine with great ageing potential are set aside to be aged in casks to become a Colheita, a dated Tawny Port. When we feel the wine is ready, usually after about 15 years, we will bottle some of this wine and offer it for sale. This 2007 Colheita is just such a first bottling.

Region: Douro Valley, Portugal
Blend: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cao, Sousao
ABV: 21.50%
Closure: 750ml
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96 Points - "If you’re a fan of vintage dated Tawnies (aka Colheita Ports), they don’t come much better than this. It’s endearingly, palate-stimulatingly spicy, with real intensity and focus, an impression of heat and figgy intensity, a faint undertone of spirit and a finish that lingers on the palate for minutes. The wine is drier than many examples, with the structure that is the hallmark of Noval’s wood-aged Ports." - Tim Atkin MW (TimAtkin.com)

18 Points - "Looks like a very mature red Rhône. Smells not unlike a mature Châteauneuf from a very ripe vintage! Seems less alcoholic and less sweet than many in this fortified wine tasting. Nice balance. Quite delicate. Would go well with cheese but perhaps not sweet enough for most desserts – though there is a Christmas pudding element to its very attractive flavour." - 18/20, Jancis Robinson

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