Vintage Port, Quinta do Noval 2012



With the onset of winter and various festive celebrations looming, now's the time most wine lovers turn their attention to Port. Richard Mayson picks his top 20 Ports from every style

A somewhat idiosyncratic declaration in a year bypassed by most shippers; just 1,000 cases produced. Fabulous aromas of liquorice, dense yet fragrant and floral in its first bloom of youth. Pure, peppery berry fruit is backed by fine-grained tannins – well defined and beautifully focused.
Price: £66-£94.80 Berry Bros & Rudd, Cambridge Wine Merchants, Hedonism, Justerini & Brooks, Lay & Wheeler, Tanners
Drink 2025-2050
Alc 19.5%