NV Quinta do Noval 20 Year Old Tawny

Douro Valley, Portugal

Elegant and staggeringly complex Tawny Port aged for twenty years in the cellars of Port Icon Quinta do Noval.



The epitome of balance combining freshness and delicacy with the secondary toasted almond and walnut complexity from ageing in wood.

Richard Mayson,

About The Wine

Unlike many producers Quinta do Noval's twenty year old Tawny is crafted entirely with fruit from their Estate vineyards and accordingly it's a huge step up from their other NV releases.

Noval make a very elegant style of Port, smooth, silky and ethereal in texture with freshness and a long fine finish verging on dry.

This elegance should not be mistaken for a lack of power, this is an extremely complex and powerful wine, aged with care and in a perfect spot for drinking.

Toffee, nuts, creme brulee, tea leaf, cinnamon and walnut all overlay a rich fig core, an exceptional example of a classic style.

About Quinta do Noval

Quinta do Noval is one of the great Port houses, producing not only the most famous Vintage Port (the legendary Nacional), but also creating the ‘late-bottled’ style as well as the first single vintage Tawny Ports, both in the 1950’s.

Despite its history and standing, the quality of all Quinta do Noval’s wines was elevated significantly since the early 1990’s when Englishman Christian Seely took over as head of production.

Traditional vinification methods remained the same, however one significant difference is that all single vintage wines from Noval now come from 100% estate-grown fruit (unlike most other large producers in the region).

Since the ’94 vintage, the first under Christian Seely, the Quinta do Noval Vintage Ports have always been rated amongst the best of the region.

The winery and vineyards of Quinta do Noval
The winery and vineyards of Quinta do Noval
Douro Valley, Portugal
Additional Info

From The Producer

"The colour is the classic hue of Old Tawny port with golden glints. The elegant bouquet suggests dry fruit and almonds, which give it its original character. On the palate, the elegant smoothness and high concentration herald a delectable and beautifully long finish." Carlos Agrellos, Technical Director

Blend : Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cao, Sousao, Tinta Roriz
ABV : 21%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Most port houses make a 20 year-old tawny, a blend of ports that have been aged in oak for at least 20 years, but I found Quinta do Noval's current offering to be particularly convincing. It is more assertive than most and finishes just a bit drier and more positively. This is wine!" - Jancis Robinson (Jancis

Wine Spectator

"A shade or two darker and richer than its peers, with warm toffee, hazelnut cream, roasted vanilla, cinnamon and walnut husk notes 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."- James Molesworth (Wine Spectator)


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