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Noval Black

750 ml.

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Availability: In stock

$22.99
Only $20.69 when you buy a solid or mixed case

Where it's produced

Country:
Portugal

Product Details

Brand:
Noval
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
NV
Item #:
59556
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
895991002214

Product Overview

 

Noval Black  NV / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • OT Other Review Service
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

91
:

Christian Seely recently introduced this wine in New York as a rethinking of the super-premium, multivintage Porto style. Black replaces LB, Noval’s former entry in this range, and uses top-quality fruit to create a soft, accommodating texture. The aromas are purple-black while the flavors are pure black-cherry. Acidity spices it up and adds to the juiciness of the finish. It’s plump in the middle and supple all the way through, ending on fruit-skin tannin and a touch of chocolate from oak. At the level of many of the region’s best LBV’s, this wine may become a staple for a new generation of Port drinkers.

90
90 pts. : June 30, 2010

Rich and dense with chocolate and ripe cassis, dried plum and spice; balanced and lively with long, concentrated flavors. A modern and surprisingly affordable port.

: December 1, 2010

Introduced by Christian Seely, managing director of Noval owner AXA, as “my non-vintage,” this wine is fairly new to the UK market. Deep in colour, closed on the nose, quite dense, not much flesh but big, bold and peppery in style with a long, powerfully tannic finish. This qualifies as a Reserve Port in all but name. Drink now.