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A deep Portuguese wine from Quinta do Vallado

I plan to unleash several posts this week featuring a large number of wines that I have tasted this summer. Until I do so, this short post bides me time.  The 2011 Quinta do Vallado, Vallado, Douro springs to mind as a selection for you to try.  I found that it is immediately recognizable as a serious wine.  The depth of flavor is obvious and forward but it also carries the need for age with ease.  My experience with mature Portuguese table wine is minimal but this is one I would see through the short-term.  This wine was purchased at MacArthur Beverages.


2011 Quinta do Vallado, Vallado, Douro – $23
Imported by Quintessential LLC. This wine is a blend of Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, and Touriga Nacional Sousao that was fermented in stainless steel tanks then aged 70% aged for 14 months in stainless steel and 30% aged for 16 months in used French barriques.   Alcohol 14%.  There were deep aromatic notes then low-lying aromas of deep red fruit with a sushi note.  In the mouth was rather focused, young, black fruit, that showed acidity right away with a forward drinking nature.  The wine continued with floral flavors, a dark robustness, and some oak notes.  With air this wine became weighty with fuzzy plum flavors.  *** 2018-2020.


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