2007 Quinta Do Noval Silval PortPort Varieties from Portugal
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"Such vibrant young fruit! Chock-full of plum jam, bramble stew, beautiful mouthfeel and supple tannins with a chocolate and peppery note on the finish. Made to mature quicker ...
- 93+ Roy Hersh - For the Love of Port
- 92 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
- 91 John Gilman - View from the Cellar
- 90 Wine Spectator
93+ Roy Hersh - For the Love of Port
"Probably my all time favorite of the Silval bottlings. Bold flavors of brambly blueberry and blackberry pie and a bit grapy at this stage. Good acidity and easy to drink now with round, drying tannins. A delicious and persistent juicy finish prevailed. Drink between 2025 and 2035." (05/10)
92 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
"Bright ruby. High-pitched, very ripe aromas of blackberry, spicecake, licorice pastille and rose petal, with a whiff of brandy. Impressively tactile and concentrated, with a three-dimensional texture to the rich flavors of blackberry, bitter chocolate, flowers and spices. Distinctly high-pitched, even a bit youthfully aggressive, but wonderfully pure wine. Finishes broad and long, with lovely sweetness and impressive grip. A superb showing, and a very good value in the context of vintage port." (01/10)
91 John Gilman - View from the Cellar
"The Silval bottling from Quinta do Noval, which is effectively their second label vintage port, is very lovely in 2007, as the wine displays dramatic depth of fruit and great purity and solid structural integrity. The superb bouquet soars from the glass in a complex blend of black cherries, black raspberries, tar, licorice, lovely soil tones, delicate smokiness and cedar. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, deep and rock solid with sappy fruit at the core, with ripe, beautifully-integrated tannins, tangy acids, great focus and a very long, pure and palate-staining finish. This is made in a more forward style that will not insist on long aging before it begins to drink brilliantly, but it will have no difficulties aging for at least the next thirty-five years. A lovely example of the vintage. 2014-2050." (10/12)
90 Wine Spectator
"This is a wonderfully focused and intense young Vintage Port, with notes of flowers, crushed berries and cherry. Full-bodied and very sweet, with ripe berry and jam flavors. Long and powerful. Best after 2016. 1,000 cases made. -JS" (05/10)
"Such vibrant young fruit! Chock-full of plum jam, bramble stew, beautiful mouthfeel and supple tannins with a chocolate and peppery note on the finish. Made to mature quicker than their other vintages, and this is definitely drinkable now, though would really benefit from more time. Drink from 2012 to 2022.(RH)" (08/1) - 17 out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages
"Silval is a particularly open and accessible style of Vintage Port, with the accent on exuberance of fruit. Made for lovers of Vintage Port who do not want to wait too long, it can be enjoyed when young and very fruity. This is a serious Vintage Port which will also repay years of cellar ageing.
Grapes for the 2007 are taken essentially from the Quinta do Noval vineyard, but also from A-rated vineyards at the heart of the Douro Valley." - Winery
This was also scored 89 Points by the Wine Advocate, and 88 Points by Wine Enthusiast.
93+ - Roy Hersh - For the Love of Port
92 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
91 - John Gilman - View from the Cellar
90 - Wine Spectator
|Taste||cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit|
|Nose||cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit|