Quinta do Noval Touriga Nacional 2017 (93 WA)
“The 2017 Touriga Nacional was aged for ten months in French oak of varying ages (only 35% new). It comes in at 14% alcohol. This was bottled about three weeks before being tasted and will be released in 2020. More generous than the other monovarietals tasted this issue from Noval, this also has the best structure while retaining the silky demeanor of the Petit Verdot. Fresh, pure and understated, this Touriga is a perfect food wine. You can approach this right away, as the tannins are not astringent.”
Quinta do Noval
Intense and concentrated, with fine tannic structure, Touriga Nacional is distinguished by its delicacy, a characteristic of the Quinta do Noval style. It is the product of a strict selection from the best lots produced by the Quinta in any given year.
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.