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Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port 2017

Porto

La Quinta référence de tous les amateurs de Porto !

97/100 James Suckling
97/100 The Wine Advocate
98/100 Wine Spectator
97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
96/100 Decanter
97/100 Vinous

Caractéristiques

  • Pays
    Portugal
  • Région
    Porto
  • Appellation
    Porto
  • Producteur
    Quinta Do Noval
  • Millésime
    2017
  • Couleur
    Rouge
  • Type de vin
    Fortifié
  • Format
    Bouteille de 75cl
  • Cépage(s)
    Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Sousão, Tinta Roriz
  • Âge des vignes
    Vieilles vignes
  • Vinification
    Foulage au pied pour obtenir le moût puis macération en lagares
  • Elevage
    Durant 18 mois en fûts de chêne en cave climatisée
  • Degré
    19,5%
  • Sucres résiduels
    99 g/dm3

Dégustation et garde

  • Boire à partir de
    2022
  • Apogée
    2027-2037
  • Boire avant
    Difficile de le dire...
  • Conseil de service
    Décanter, une fois ouvert à consommer dans les 2 jours
  • Servir à
    15-17°C

Description

Quinta Do Noval est surement l’une des Quinta des plus racées du Douro. Elle a été cédée par les Van Zeller au groupe Axa en 1993 (Pichon Longueville Baron à Pauillac, Petit Village à Pomerol, Suduiraut à Sauternes, Arlot à Vosne et Nuits-Saint-Georges, Disznoko à Tokaj…). Implantée à Pinhao, c’est la cuvée “Nacional” qui a fait la réputation de la maison ! Assemblage de Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão, Sousão et Tinta Roriz. Elevage en fût pendant 18 mois.

Un fruit d’une pureté incroyable qui évoque la mûre fraîche, la réglisse, la violette et les épices camphrées. La bouche montre une finesse remarquable et un corps diffus et très fin.

Suggestion gourmande

Foie gras en gelée de Porto, chutney de fruits rouges sur brioche à l’anis.

Avis des experts

  • 97 100
    James Suckling
    "Big grip in this wine with dark blackberries, blueberries and floral notes. Fine tannins. Ripe but sweet and pretty. Shows a lovely finish."
  • 97 100
    The Wine Advocate
    "The 2017 Vintage Port is a field blend, mostly Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cão and Sousão, aged for 18 months in old wood vats. It comes in with 99 grams of residual sugar. This was bottled in May 2019, about a month before tasting, but I made sure at least some of it had a lot of air. Aromatic, wonderfully fragrant and laced with eucalyptus, this then shows typical Noval focus and power. A couple of hours in a glass simply increased the power. More intense than the very fine 2016, it grips the palate and shows rather significant astringency. As wonderfully aromatic as this is, there the 2016 might have the edge.Too closed and muscular once past the aromatics, this rather dry Port needs some time. It is harder to read than the 2016 was, but this should overtake it in time. Have some patience with this one."
  • 98 100
    Wine Spectator
    "This is well-packed, offering the vivid plum, boysenberry, cassis and açaí berry fruit profile of the vintage, along with a dark edge of tar, baker's chocolate and salted licorice that courses underneath. The long finish lets the fruit play out, keeping singed alder and chai spice hints in the background. Smolderingly seductive. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Cão, Sousão and Tinta Roriz. Best from 2035 through 2060."
  • 97 100
    Jeb Dunnuck
    " The straight 2017 Vintage Port is stunning stuff. It packs serious power and richness while staying beautifully polished and, dare I say, elegant. Notes of crème de cassis and liquid blackberries define the attack, but it offers an incredibly layered, nuanced, complex style in its notes of herbes de Provence, violets, spicy wood, licorice, and Asian spice aromas and flavors. While it’s no doubt a full-bodied Port, it stands out just as much for its incredible polish, balance, and purity. This a brilliant effort is more approachable than the Nacional bottling yet is nevertheless going to evolve for 50-60 years or more on its flawless balance."
  • 96 100
    Decanter
    " Noval spills over into two valleys from Pinhão to Roncão which contribute two very different terroirs to the blend, though both predominantly south-facing. It displays heady Douro aromas of open, ripe, plummy fruit with a touch of dust and eucalypt, wild and aromatic. The palate is dense, smooth and seductive on the palate with firm, schistous tannins rising on to a fresh, linear finish. Beautifully defined and integrated"
  • 97 100
    Vinous
    " The 2017 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port was picked from August 21 to September 28 under perfect conditions. It has a tightly wound bouquet that requires a lot of aeration. Eventually it reveals fabulous, detailed aromas of cassis, bilberry jam, crushed stone and pressed violets, later hints of orange blossom and quince. The palate is pure class. Saturated tannins, wonderful structure but the headline is the intensity of fruit. I cannot remember a Noval with this penetration, almost overwhelming the senses as layers of effervescent black plum and cassis fruit segue into a spicy finish that fans out like there is no tomorrow. Is this the best Quinta do Noval ever?"