"The 2007 Quinta do Noval Vintage Port is a star of the vintage. Dense purple-colored, it gives up an already complex aromatic array of lavender, Asian spices, incense, and an amalgam of black fruits with a hint of chocolate in the background. Plush and mouth-filling, this large-scaled Port manages an uncanny blending of elegance and power. Long and savory in the finish, it will continue to blossom for another 20+ years and drink well through its 50th birthday if not longer." -Robert Parker
"Particularly bright dark crimson. Dry herbs and undergrowth – almost that wild-garlic smell. Then massive freshness and sweetness on the palate that doesn’t exactly match but promises well for the future. Massive tannins and a dry finish. Extremely vigorous. Lots of fun, sappy flavour and energy."
"A huge wine, with very prominent plum cake, fig paste and blackberry compote flavors taking the lead. Shows loads of grip, featuring hints of tobacco, ganache and chestnut that have started to peek out through the finish. A fleshy, powerful wine that is just starting to show what it has. Leave this be for a while."
"Ripe and juicy, a wine that wears its heart on its sleeve. It is perfumed, with the 2007 freshness and a fine layer of nutmeg coming through the blackberry juice flavor. For medium-term aging."