Quinta do Noval : Vintage Nacional 2001

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Parker : 96 / 100
J. Robinson : 17+ / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2001 Vintage Port Nacional is a typical blend, mostly Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cão, Sousão and Tinta Roriz. Aged for 20 months in old barrels in Douro, it comes in with 19.3% alcohol and 76.8 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is a late release, declared in 2003 but just now about to hit the market. Christian Seely said: [T]he 2001 was extremely backward and quite closed up, dense and very tannic. Since we had just declared and released the 2000 Nacional, we decided to lay down the 250 cases of Nacional 2001 ... The late release has certainly tamed this. It still feels very firm and has a real backbone, but it is not overly drying and it is a lot more approachable than newly-released Nacionals can be. By day three, though, it was showing a bit more pure power and complexity--and it seemed far better.
DuriensePort
Alcohol
19.5

Grape varieties
Touriga Nacional/Touriga Francesa/Tinta Roriz/Tinto Cao/Sousao

Dessert wine
Yes

J. Robinson
17+

Wine Spectator
99

Country
Portugal

Wine certification
DOC

Area
Duriense

Appellation
Port

Color
Red

Producer
Quinta do Noval

Parker
96

Allergens
Contains sulphites