Quinta do Noval Touriga Nacional 2018 (90+ WA) (90+)
“The 2018 Touriga Nacional was aged for 11 months in 30% new French barriques. It comes in at 14.1% alcohol. Fragrant and chock-full of blue-fruit flavors, this elegant Touriga is fresh and lifted, lively and easy to drink at the table. Silky and precise, this tightens notably with aeration. When it comes around, it should be a very graceful and expressive Touriga.”
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.