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Duas Quintas Douro 2014

Member Review by Dena Hurst:

Clear, deep purple Nose: Clean, med intensity, developing aromas of raspberry, leaf, sweet spice, forest floor Palate: dry, med body, med acid, med- tannins, med intensity, med alcohol (13.5% abv), med- length, flavors of eucalyptus & raspberry Notes: beautiful color! Drink now, could age

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Ramos-Pinto:
When walking in the chateau grounds it is obvious that its history goes further back than the 1855 classification. Citran is actually one of the Medoc's oldest seigneuries. Numerous Marquis de Donnissan, related to the family of France, reigned here for 600 years and only abandoned their chateau in the middle of the 18th century. Since then the chateau has gone through different phases. The var... Read more
When walking in the chateau grounds it is obvious that its history goes further back than the 1855 classification. Citran is actually one of the Medoc's oldest seigneuries. Numerous Marquis de Donnissan, related to the family of France, reigned here for 600 years and only abandoned their chateau in the middle of the 18th century. Since then the chateau has gone through different phases. The various owners and the general financial crisis meant that the surface of the vineyards varied between 90 hectares to less than 4 hectares. The wine's quality reflected these fluctuations. Things got better in 1945 when the Miailhe brothers bought the property. Ten years ago a serious boost in the research for quality was set in motion. An accumulation of hard work and the huge investments initiated by the precedent Japanese owners brought Citran back towards the Haut Medoc elite. This transition was carried through under the leadership of the new and exacting owners. The Merlaut-Villars family is well known in the Medoc. They are true connoisseurs of wine and land. A symbol of this old cru Bourgeois wine's new-found youth is the arrival of young Céline Villars who will from now on represent the chateau. Read less

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Snooth User: Dena Hurst
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Vintage: 2008 04/05/2012

Clear, deep purple Nose: Clean, med intensity, developing aromas of raspberry, leaf, sweet spice, forest floor Palate: dry, med body, med acid, med- tannins, med intensity, med alcohol (13.5% abv), med- length, flavors of eucalyptus & raspberry Notes: beautiful color! Drink now, could age


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Vintage: 2011 01/13/2015

Ramos-Pinto Ports are world famous for their incredible quality but since 1990 they have also produced outstanding dry wines like this Douro red. Grapes were sources from two different vineyards in the Douro Valley, hence the Duas Quintas name. The Quinta de Ervamoira is a valley vineyard that's sun-drenched and dry. The grapes are ripe and bold. Quinta de Bons Ares is a high altitude vineyard at 1800 feet where the cooling winds are strong and the temperatures are very moderate. Here the grapes ripen slowly, taking on nuance. All hand harvested the blend is Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional. 25% of the wine was aged in French oak casks, 25% in large oak barrels and the remaining aged in stainless steel vats for 14 months. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 90 points and Wine Spectator scored it 91 saying "A muscular, full-bodied red that features a balanced mix of red currant, dried berry and savory herb flavors. Shows plenty of flinty and mineral notes as well, leading to a lithe, juicy finish that offers ferrous accents and hints of white pepper. Drink now through 2018."



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