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N.V. Quinta do Noval Porto Fine White
Community Tasting Notes 4
Rigelrebe wrote: (82 points)
October 20, 2015 - Appearance: clear, medium lemon.
Nose: clean, medium + intensity with aromas of stone fruit (peach, apricot), citrus fruit (grapefruit, orange peel), green fruit (green apple, pear, melon). Fruity and rich in primary fruit, but this style won't develop anymore, thus it is fully developed.
Palate: medium-sweet, high alcohol, low acidity, with a medium body and a oily texture that make it quite fatty. Flavours intensity is medium + and it show a very fruity flavour profile, with stone fruits aromas being the most prominent (ripe peach and apricot) followed by ripe green fruit (juicy melon, golden apple, pear). Medium + finish with lingering fruity flavour.
Conclusions: unbalanced, with fruit and alcohol much higher than the needed acidity; not very complex, showing a good deal of fruit, but not much more. It has decent intensity and length, but it is a very tiring wine which leaves an not so pleasant sugary feeling in your mouth. Personally I would use it more for cocktails, balancing its low acidity with some much needed lime than by itself. Acceptable.
Bluerigi Does not like this wine: (80 points)
May 12, 2013 - A bit fruity and sweet without balancing acidity. will give this a miss in future
August 26, 2012 - Athens Wine Event, August 2012; 8/25/2012-8/26/2012 (Athens, Greece): Had by the glass as it matched our desert and this must have been opened for a while so TN should be adjusted.
Light, clear on the colour front. On the nose it had a strong eau de vie like nose, sharp and dominant alcohol notes. Light anise notes too. On the palate it is closer to an a easy red port with a bit of age but in general we were not impressed
January 25, 2006 - Nice pale golden color with thickness visible when poured. Peach and apricot on the nose with a little dusty earth and a herbal note that may come out more as it warms. Thick in the mouth with a medium acidity and some alcohol heat on the finish. I would call it sweet but not as much as a ruby port. The flavors are subtle with peach and apricot showing again mixed with some white flowers and a lightly bitter finish. Not the best white Port I've had and yet tasty. 3/5
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- Vintage N.V.
- Type White - Fortified
- Producer Quinta do Noval
- Varietal White Blend
- Designation Fine White
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Portugal
- Region Douro
- SubRegion n/a
- Appellation Porto
- UPC Code 5601064004000
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 22 (76%)
- Consumed 7 (24%)