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    148
  • Producer ranking ?

    46
  • Decanting time

    4h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035

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"Tasted over a 3-day period. The Black exhibits the color of a red rose, from the center to the rim. It’s similar to the fine bouquet I found in some of the better ‘07 cask samples. Exuding freshness, floral scents leaning towards lilacs and a dominating essence of grenadine syrup that overlaps some bright raspberry tones. Richer and with more weight than expected, this makes for very easy sipping. My only hesitation was an initial volley of spirit, but by the 2nd day it had receded significantly and was gone by the 3rd. Stylistically sweet, with ripe raspberry and plum flavors and a smoky edginess, there’s a hint of grainy tannins that latched onto my cheeks half way through swallowing. You realize just how good this Noval is when it requires you to swallow three times. Suffice it to say the finish is beautiful and lingering. Overall, Noval Black is a very impressive Ruby Reserve that will rival any of its peers currently on the market." 
91 Points Roy Hersh, For the Love of Port
 

"Black' is a new blend produced from classic varieties that do not make it into the Quinta do Noval vintage. There are ripe blackberries, tar, smoke and orange liqueur on the nose that takes time to open. The palate is medium-bodied, very sleek on the entry, fleshy black fruits, sloe, spice and just a hint of white pepper, leading to a very focused finish. Drink now-2020." 
90 Points Neal Martin, Wine Advocate

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The Story

From the finest vineyard in Portugal's wild and remote Douro Valley, the greatest innovation in port seen in the last fifty years.

After 15 tireless years of work re-planting this legendary estate, we are seeing fruit at a quality level exceeding our highest expectations. These new generation grapes are the foundation for Noval's great vintage ports, and have also enabled the development of Noval BLACK, a new port that showcases the tremendous Noval terroir. 

BLACK is a revolutionary new style of port. The bright aromatics, incredible freshness and perfect balance bring it outside the stodgy "vintage-character" category. Enjoy it any time: Chilled. Before dinner. After. For a seductive edge to cocktails. As an indulgence with chocolate. The custom-designed bottle is distinctive, modern yet timeless, reflecting the uniqueness of Noval BLACK. It is simply the most beautiful port bottle we've seen.

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Porto, Douro

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