QUINTA DO NOVAL 20 YEAR OLD William Pickering Tawny 21%
Porto, Portugal / Porto, 75cl, Ref: 2430
An unprecedented blend from Quinta do Noval. Founded in 1715, over the years the famous Quinta do Noval has become one of the most renowned producers of vintage port. Located in northern Portugal’s Douro Valley, the estate’s vines flourish on the hillsides, producing grapes of exceptional quality.
Founded in 1698 by Widow Bourne on 3 St James's Street, Berry Bros & Rudd is renowned around the world for its wide variety and selection of fine wines and spirits. Over the years, this family business has woven and maintained relationships with some of the leading port and madeira producers, thus allowing it to create its own ranges.
Sourcing actor, importer and exclusive distributor of a portfolio of international brands, La Maison du Whisky is, since 60 years a reference for whisky and spirit lovers. Thanks to our close relationships with producers and independent bottlers, we have access to limited editions and unique products we bring to market exclusively. Curious and creative, we are driven by our passion for products and our desire to constantly bring our clients the latest expressions through our own shops, our website whisky.fr and selected wine retail shops in France.
- Appearance : mahogany with glints of orange.
- Nose : fine, distinguished. Cherry, spices, orange, walnut and caramel form a harmonious whole. Salty and smoked.
- Palate : unctuous, fresh. Its wonderfully delicate fruitiness reveals quince paste, orange marmalade and blueberry.
- Overall : long, rich. Heady florals (rose, lavender) and dried fruit (apricot, raisin) are underpinned by minerality (schist). Superb retro-nasal olfaction with almonds and orange blossom.
- The brand
The Noval team produces its great wines with passion and style in the heart of Duoro, a difficult area for growing wine both because of its extremely challenging climate and because of the steep slopes that make it the steepest wine-growing area in the world. These wines are produced using traditional methods: vinification in “lagares” with grapes crushed by foot for the ports; gradual fortification to preserve the grape’s natural qualities; maturation in oak casks; and ageing in oak casks for 3 to over 50 years. Noval has also been behind a large number of important developments, including the introduction in the 1920s of the concept of Tawny ports with age indications (10 years, 20 years and over 40 years) and later, in 1958, the very first Late Bottled Vintage.
Created in 1698, Berry Bros. & Rudd is one of the oldest wine and spirits merchants in the United Kingdom. Official suppliers to the British crown since the 18th century, the Berry and Rudd family is best known for offering a range of original and innovative products. The London shop located at 3 St James Street is a testament to the history of their knowledge and expertise and known for being home to experts with extremely high standards. In its role as a spirits bottler, Berry Bros. & Rudd selects and bottles high-quality whiskies and rums under the names “Berrys’ Own Selection, “BBR Retro” and “Exceptional Casks”.
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