Quinta do Noval Colheita Tawny Port 2005 (97 DE)

“The first bottling of a wine, foot trodden in lagar, from grapes picked after a hot dry summer: lovely brick red center turning orange-amber on the rim; gentle yet complex aromas combining savoury nuttiness with suave fruit; soft and gloriously silky with just a dusting of tannic spice still evident mid-palate, some exotic richness perfectly offset by refined freshness and verve on a long, long finish. Noval have retained stock this wine which will continue to age in barrel for future bottlings when they feel the time is right.”

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    Colheita 2005

    Douro Valley

    Colheita is a Vintage Tawny Port. Whereas Tawnies with an indication of age show the House style, Vintage Tawnies show the personality of the vintage year. Colheita spends its entire life in barrel until the moment of bottling. On the nose they are fresh, powerful and fruit-forward with balanced acidity. On the palate they have a nutty, oxidized character with a seductively smooth finish. 

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    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.