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2011 Quinta do Vallado Douro Reserva (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Quinta do Vallado quintadovallado.com   details
Appellation: Douro - Portugal (DOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Tinta Roriz - Tinta Barroca - Touriga Nacional - Touriga Francesa
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$30.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: April 10, 2015 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
96 points "Sinewy yet refined, with impressive power behind the firm, crisp flavors of dark plum, olive and boysenberry, matched to notes of tarragon. Presents focused minerality midpalate, offering a long, vibrant finish of dried wild herb and slate. Best from 2015 through 2022. Wine Advocate -- 91 pts The 2011 Reserva red is, as always, an old vines field blend (with 80% of the grapes sourced from vines 80+ years old, plus 20% Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca from vines of approximately 20 years of average age). The blend was aged in French barriques (70% new) for 17 months. Crisp and elegant, this has a beautifully balanced feel to it. There is nothing obvious or sexy here. It simply becomes more expressive and interesting with aeration (4+ hours), at which time it proves that there are promises here that will be kept. At the moment, unevolved and not too far off of its bottling date, it still has some things to prove in the cellar. Drink 2015-2026. " Best 2015-2024
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