Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Vintage Port is a typical Douro field blend (bottled in September, 2016) with 101 grams per liter of residual sugar and 19.5% alcohol. This is filled with charm. I will say that it showed better in Porto as a barrel sample over the summer than it does now--it has closed up a bit after bottling. I'm going with my initial impression, because it should come back. Wonderfully aromatic and laced with herbs and spice, it is easy to see why it will be attractive. Its limitations are easy to see, too. It is probably a bit too compact for greatness, not really showing a lot of depth--even at age 15, the 2001 Nacional reviewed last issue surpassed it easily--and the structure is just average compared to some old-school examples from Noval. This still has many moments, though. If it is a bit light, it is fresh and lively, with just enough structure to carry on. It will certainly develop more complexity with age. At the moment, it is shockingly approachable, except for lacking truly expressive fruit. That should come in time--it was much tastier in Porto. About an hour in the glass, after use of an aerator, brought it around pretty well.
|Allergènes||Contient des sulfites|
|Producteur/Metteur en bouteille||QUINTA DO NOVAL 4400-111 VILA NOVA DE GAIA PORTUGAL|
|Producteur||Quinta do Noval|