Noval Port

Cost: $17.70 (Sale: $15.70 until 1 Dec 2013)
Grape Variety: Port variety
Category: Fortified Wine
Location Bought: LCBO General List
Country: Portugal
Region: Douro
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Noval
Alcohol: 19.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Medium to dark ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose.

A well balanced & smooth Tawny/port for under $20 that you can describe as either a lighter style port or a more red fruit tawny

Positives: This wine features dried figs, Christmas cake, maraschino cherry in dark chocolate, Kirsch and roasted almonds. Full body with low tannins, good acidity and a fairly long length.

Negatives: None

Drink now or cellar it for 5 years and drink on its own or pair it with Chris De La Rosa’s, via Go Cooking, Guinness Ice Cream.

Tasted: 26 Nov 2013

Best Buy

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 9.5/10 Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

LCBO: 309765