So, in my initial round-up of 2011 Vintage Ports, I missed Quinta do Noval, and Noval’s Nacional, as well as Romaneira, which shares a connection (Christian Seely). My notes for all three are here. I’ve also included a video of me tasting the wonderful 2011 Nacional.
Quinta do Noval Nacional 2011
Concentrated, sweet and dense with blackberry, black cherries, blackcurrant and some dense structure. Grippy and powerful with superb concentration and fine yet firm tannins. Vinous and complex with some violet perfume. Quite profound with real balance. 96-98/100
Quinta do Noval 2011
Very deep coloured. Intense, vibrant, fruity nose of sweet blackberry with some spice and savoury notes. The palate has immense concentration with well defined berry and black fruits. Grippy but fine tannins add structure. Very fine fruit expression. 94-96/100
Quinta de Romaneira 2011
Highly aromatic with violet, floral, olice and meaty notes as well as spice and black fruits. Lovely density and concentration. It’s quite vinous with sweetness balanced by good structure. Vivid, dense, floral and fruit driven. 94-96/100