Quinta do Noval, 1994

Douro, Douro, Portugal

Quinta do Noval, 1994

Douro, Douro, Portugal



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6


Grape Varietes: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca Wine Style: Sweet & Fortified Winemaker: António Agrellos Optimum Drinking: 2017-2020 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102891 Alcohol: 19.5%
Estate Notes

Quinta do Noval 1994 comes from an excellent Port Vintage and was purchased in its original wooden case.

Quinta do Noval is situated in the breathtakingly unspoilt and wild Douro Valley in northern Portugal: where vineyards (or quintas) cling to precipitously steep hillsides. It is the only Portuguese-owned house to have made its name to any great extent in the British and US port market.


“Muscular and ripe, showing fabulous potential. The best Noval in decades, it's full-bodied, with a fruity character, well-integrated, chewy tannins and a medium finish. A long-term wine that needs age to mellow.” Wine Spectator

“Excellent medium ruby. High-pitched, still-youthful aromas and flavors of black cherry, minerals, graphite, licorice, espresso and menthol. Primary, intense and impeccably balanced, with strong but harmonious acidity giving grip to the sappy dark fruit flavors and extending the extremely long finish. Wonderfully dense and silky wine--more elegantly styled than the 1996, thanks in part to the relatively cool summer. This should almost certainly merit an even higher score in a decade or so. Amazing wine in the making, and likely to merit an even higher score 10 or 20 years from now.” Stephen Tanzer