Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2015

Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2015

Der Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2015 wird charakterisiert durch die Reinheit seiner Frucht und eine feine und delikate Qualität, die typisch ist für die Weine des Weinguts generell, aber Ihren bemerkenswertesten und anhaltendsten Ausdruck in den Quinta do Noval Vintage Ports finden: Gleichgewicht, Harmonie, Finesse und Eleganz charakterisieren unsere großen Vintage Ports, die nur in großen Jahren (etwa 3 or 4 mal in einem Jahrzehnt) als solche klassifiziert werden und nur, wenn die Wein die hohe Standards der Quinta do Noval erreichen.

Kaufmännischer Leiter des Weinguts ist seit 1993 der Brite Christian Seely, der gleichzeitig Leiter der Unternehmensgruppe AXA Millésimes ist, zu der neben Quinta do Noval eine ganze Reihe französischer Weingüter gehören wie Château Pichon Baron in Pauillac, gleichzeitig der Sitz der Gruppe, Châteaux Pibran in Pauillac, Petit-Village in Pomerol, Suduiraut in Sauternes sowie Domaine de l’Arlot in Nuits-St-Georges, Disznókő in Ungarn.

The Wine Advocate # 232 - Mark Squires - 31st Aug 2017 - 2015 Quinta do Noval • Vintage Port - 94-95/100 - 2027 - 2065 - $110
The 2015 Vintage Port is a field blend aged for 18 months in old casks. It comes in at 94 grams per liter of residual sugar. This was a tank sample, out of barrel and the final blend, about two weeks away from bottling when tasted at Noval's lodge, but it was also retasted from bottle in the USA a short while later. Given the shipping not long after bottling, I'll still use a range, even if leaning to the higher part of it. It should be in the marketplace by the time this article appears. Lighter styled, this has an elegant mid-palate and subtle demeanor—but Noval always seems to me to emphasize mid-palate finesse. Then, there are the gloriously fresh flavors of the vintage, a year that produced fine intensity of flavor. Strongly aromatic, it also has hints of eucalyptus on the nose and/or cistus. Tightening steadily as it aired out, it demonstrated that it has that serious backbone, the firmness, I've come to expect, too. It was much more interesting about three days after it was first opened, sunnier and more expressive. The finish is long and jam-packed with delicious fruit, while the purity of that fruit is remarkable. Between its backbone and the freshness of the year, it should age well. Few will refuse a second glass of this debonair Porto at the moment, but it has a significant upside in the cellar. The fashionable trend these days is to suggest drinking Vintage Port younger and younger, but many will be happier with this around 2030-2035 or so. Admittedly, it is wonderfully delicious now.

James Suckling - June 13, 2017 - Quinta do Noval Port Vintage 2015 - 95/100
Exquisite aromas of blackberry, stone, violet and blueberry. Lead pencil too. Ink. Full body, chewy and linear with super polished yet intense tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Classic Noval character through a direct punch to the palate. This needs at least until 2022 to open but already excellent.

Kritikerbewertungen
Wine Advocate: 94-95
James Suckling: 95

Genussdaten
Alkohol: 19,5 %
Dekantierzeit: 1 Stunde
Serviertemperatur: 14°C
Trinkempfehlung: 2025-2060

Weitere Daten
Bezeichnung: Wein, Portwein
Allergene: enthält Sulfite, Eiweiß
Hersteller: Quinta do Noval, 4400 - 111 VILA NOVA DE GAIA (Douro), Portugal

Art. Nr.: 3632
0.75 l | 105,33 €/l
* inkl. MwSt., ggf. zzgl. Versandkosten