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2016 Quinta do Noval Touriga Nacional Douro Douro (750ml)

SKU: 30956
"95 out of 100...The 2016 Touriga Nacional was aged for ten months in French oak of varying ages (only 35% new). It comes in at just 13% alcohol. Only in bottle a couple of weeks, this still looked impressive with aeration. This and the new Grande Reserva look like the best table wines I've seen yet from Noval—but note that they are all about potential just now. Backing off of the oak compared to the 2015 very much helped this. Showing mid-palate finesse and old-school elegance, this is wonderfully aromatic. It's got flavor too, some blue fruits dancing around the edges. It then finishes tight, precise and intense. With a couple of hours of air, it does evolve, but it really needed that. If you want a Douro version of Bordeaux, this and its Grande Reserva sibling are good starts. Now, it is still painfully young. It could use some time, perhaps more than indicated. It will improve notably in the cellar. This will be released in September, along with its other 2016 siblings, shortly after this article appears." - Mark Squires, Wine Advocate
$‎39.95 each
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