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Lavradores de Feitoria Red Blend Douro Três Bagos 2001

Member Review by ryanopaz:

Deep red in color with a muted clarity. Schistist soil strong and upfront while in the background with deep red fruit, strong earthiness(barnyard), light anise, light milk chocolate, and it seems to be changing as I write. I’ll make sure to come back to this later on. Medium to big body with a strong acidity that prickles the mouth and hides the tannis that seem to be lurking very near the surface of this wine. Light spice (anise and black pepper), ripe fruit, cherry (tart), strawberry and a minerality that lingers after the fruit is gone make this palate seem a bit strange to me. The finish at this point is not very long and the wine is wound up tight not showing a lot of character. I will re-taste in a couple of hours. 2 hours later Right off the nose is showing much fleshy fruit while the mineral, anise have come forward followed by a touch of sour? Smoke? Alchol is forefront and the heat is a bit intimidating. Though there is a more expanded spice array. Rich and I think we’re on a roller coaster. Interested to see what happens in an hour, hope there is some left. Day 2 Ok my first impression is that the fruit has melded better with the spice and mineral component, though there is still a barnyard like backbone to it all. The palate is softer and more enjoyable though the acidity is still big. Not sure if this will ever change though, in the end the fruit is nice and ripe. I would think this will age and maybe calm down a bit in 2-3 years. Lots of cherry and schist with a fair amount of spice, I guess in the end it’s the alcohol on the finish that seems a bit distracting and out of balance! Not bad, though I would wait before I had another. C5a12t15o6=88 alt-3 [88]

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Lavradores de Feitoria:
Some portuguese grape varieties find their upmost and deep expressions in Douro terroirs. The winemaking team of Lavradores de Feitoria uses that world-heritage patrimony to produce all of its offerings, by carefully selecting the right material for the right wines. Whenever a single "quinta" shows top performance, a "single quinta" wine is produced. Mainstream blends, such as "Três Bagos", "C... Read more
Some portuguese grape varieties find their upmost and deep expressions in Douro terroirs. The winemaking team of Lavradores de Feitoria uses that world-heritage patrimony to produce all of its offerings, by carefully selecting the right material for the right wines. Whenever a single "quinta" shows top performance, a "single quinta" wine is produced. Mainstream blends, such as "Três Bagos", "Cheda" and "Douro" are, nevertheless serious proposals of Lavradores de Feitoria. Each brand has in fact keen supporters and fans, always showing the best the Douro Valley can give. Read less

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Snooth User: ryanopaz
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08/08/2007

Deep red in color with a muted clarity. Schistist soil strong and upfront while in the background with deep red fruit, strong earthiness(barnyard), light anise, light milk chocolate, and it seems to be changing as I write. I’ll make sure to come back to this later on. Medium to big body with a strong acidity that prickles the mouth and hides the tannis that seem to be lurking very near the surface of this wine. Light spice (anise and black pepper), ripe fruit, cherry (tart), strawberry and a minerality that lingers after the fruit is gone make this palate seem a bit strange to me. The finish at this point is not very long and the wine is wound up tight not showing a lot of character. I will re-taste in a couple of hours. 2 hours later Right off the nose is showing much fleshy fruit while the mineral, anise have come forward followed by a touch of sour? Smoke? Alchol is forefront and the heat is a bit intimidating. Though there is a more expanded spice array. Rich and I think we’re on a roller coaster. Interested to see what happens in an hour, hope there is some left. Day 2 Ok my first impression is that the fruit has melded better with the spice and mineral component, though there is still a barnyard like backbone to it all. The palate is softer and more enjoyable though the acidity is still big. Not sure if this will ever change though, in the end the fruit is nice and ripe. I would think this will age and maybe calm down a bit in 2-3 years. Lots of cherry and schist with a fair amount of spice, I guess in the end it’s the alcohol on the finish that seems a bit distracting and out of balance! Not bad, though I would wait before I had another. C5a12t15o6=88 alt-3 [88]


External Reviews for Lavradores de Feitoria Red Blend Douro Três Bagos

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Made from 70-year old Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Touriga Franca vines, this 2001 displays some rusticity as well as austere tannin in the finish, but is otherwise an impressive effort. A beautiful bouquet of scorched earth, blackberries, licorice, and spice box is followed by a seriously endowed wine with an underlying distinct minerality, firm structure, deep ruby/purple color, and admirable texture. If the tannin were a bit tamer, this would be an outstanding effort. Moreover, it will evolve and last for 5-7 years.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Youthful violet-red. Smoked meat, graphite, tobacco and ripe plum on the nose. Lush, round and sweet, with ripe cassis and cherry preserve flavors offering impressive breadth. The sweet fruit is nicely complemented by tangy, smoky notes of black tea and iron. This supple, deeply fruity and slightly earthy wine struck me as a hybrid of Napa and Graves. Great value.



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