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Quinta do Noval ‘Nacional’ 2016


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One of the most outstanding vintages of the century so far, comes the much anticipated 2016 Nacional. This port is in a legendary class of it’s own. From a small area of only 4.6 acres, at the heart of the Quinta do Noval vineyard, planted with ungrafted vines,  on average of 50 years old, all untouched by phylloxera, comes Nacional. The word “Nacional” refers to the fact that the vines are Portuguese vines growing in Portuguese soil with no foreign root stock, and are therefore “attached to the soil of the Nation”. This great wine is a source of pride to the people of Portugal, and at its best the finest expression of the extraordinary terroir of Quinta do Noval.

A restrained nose with some floral notes alongside slight earth, vibrant blackberry and plums. The palate really opens up into a web of complexity backed up by powerful grippy tannins and a full body. Flavours of ripe red and black fruits, nectarine, anise and liquorice plus lots of dark chocolate. Well integrated warm alcohol with a long and luscious finish. For such a big wine, it really is quite approachable now. Showing a stunning depth, complexity and personality already. It is a port that likes to flirt its wares. Sumptuously giving a glimpse behind the curtain! This wine really needs cellaring to show it’s full potential and should start to reveal it’s secrets from 2045 onwards. A real powerhouse and a true heavy-weight port yet with bags of elegance, charm and plenty of poise.

This is a truly stunning and unique rare port, you do not want to miss out!

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•  Country Portugal
•  Bottle Size 75cl
•  Alcohol 20%
•  Vintage 2016
•  Colour Fortified