(From 2000 Vintage) A dense ruby/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of ripe black fruits. Not a blockbuster, Silval's 2000 is a full-bodied, elegant, soft, fleshy.
(From 2007 Vintage) Undurchsichtiges Purpur, betörendes Bouquet nach Backpflaumen und Zimt, Black Currant und Amarenakirsche. Gehaltvoller Körper mit feiner Süsse, aber auch diese typische weiche, fast tänzerische Art die diesen Portwein von Noval so auszeichnet. Im langen Abgang reife, schwarzbeerige Frucht mit edlen (polierten) Tanninen.
Wine & Spirits(From 2007 Vintage) Floral scents of rose and esteva give this wine an immediate appeal. It would be approachable now but for its size and scale, the huge, plummy fruit and black satin texture more forgiving than the tannins. It's the salty minerality of those tannins that keeps the wine on track, lengthening the flavors into the distance so that they last a minute after each taste. The blend includes grapes from new plantings at Noval, as well as selections from growers. Silval '03 is close to the Noval in quality, and will likely be drinking best from 2020-30.
Wine Enthusiast(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 12/15/2009
Wine Spectator(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/2010
Robert Parker(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/01/2010
Wine Spectator(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/98