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Alves de Sousa Abandonado 2013

Member Review by André Peres:

Fantastic wine, a perfect balance between power and finesse, very sharp and bright black fruit, lots of balsamic notes, full of ripe tannins that already are giving way to a lovely velvety mouthfeel, pronounced aromatics and flavours with a bright acidity refreshing the palate in the long length aftertaste. All components are now entering a harmonious phase, but this wine will continue to improve for at least the next 10 years. This is World class!

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Quinta do Vale da Raposa Grande Escolha:
The Douro has a unique landscape. It is the world's first demarcated and regulated region (1756) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are few places that reflect so well the admirable feats that can spring from Man's effort and dedication. It is in this region that Domingos Alves de Sousa produces his wines, according to a family tradition begun by his grandfather, which is today also taken... Read more
The Douro has a unique landscape. It is the world's first demarcated and regulated region (1756) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are few places that reflect so well the admirable feats that can spring from Man's effort and dedication. It is in this region that Domingos Alves de Sousa produces his wines, according to a family tradition begun by his grandfather, which is today also taken up by his children. The old and ever-present wish to find the best embodiment of a vineyard lead Alves de Sousa to convert into wine only the grapes from his own estates, truly unique terroirs for the magnificent diversity of the region's natural varieties. The quality and singularity of his wines have been widely recognised with distinctions and mentions in the most acclaimed national and international publications. We should particularly highlight the "Producer of the Year" award presented in 1999 and again in 2006 by the most important Portuguese Wine Magazine (“Revista de Vinhos”), becoming the first in the history to receive twice the most coveted and prestigious distinction for Portuguese wine producers. Read less

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Snooth User: André Peres
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Vintage: 2005 08/08/2012

Fantastic wine, a perfect balance between power and finesse, very sharp and bright black fruit, lots of balsamic notes, full of ripe tannins that already are giving way to a lovely velvety mouthfeel, pronounced aromatics and flavours with a bright acidity refreshing the palate in the long length aftertaste. All components are now entering a harmonious phase, but this wine will continue to improve for at least the next 10 years. This is World class!




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