Casa Ferreirinha Red Blend Douro Vinha Grande 2002
Vinha Grande is a classic and intense Douro red, with a marked character reflecting all the richness and quality of the region in the creation of the best blended wines. Vinha Grande is part of the wine portfolio of Casa Ferreirinha, the brand with a greatest tradition in Douro quality wines and one of its main world-wide standard-bearers.
This was an interesting wine. I found it unmemorable the first time I had it, but this time I found it much more enjoyable. Notes of violet, blackberries, and well integrated oak on the nose. Really like how the oak was used on this one. Very subtle. Big ripe blackberries along with some strawberries are predominant on the palate with chalky but fleshy tannins that give a smooth and broad mouthfeel to the wine. Well balanced acidity.
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Vinha Grande 2002 shows an appealing red ruby colour. Its aroma is dominated by floral (violet) and ripe red fruits notes, and reflects the complexity of both maturation and evolution in the bottle. On the palate is a balanced and full-bodied wine with well structured tannins smoothened by the fruit which enhances a rich and persistent finish. V i n h a G r a n d e i s i d e a l f o r d r i n k i n g a f t e r 3 - 4 y e a r s i n t h e b o t t l e a n d w i l l i m p r o v e o v e r t i m e .