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Quinta Do Vale Meao Douro 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Shows some nutty, oaky sweetness on the dense, dark and powerful nose. On entry the nutty and lightly gingery oak is fairly assertive but this remains lively with juicy acids and fine grained, polished tannins that are covered by a supple, almost silky robe of brilliant black raspberry fruit. This lacks some definition on the backend, and finishes a bit short with subtle hints of herb stems adding some complexity to the finale. Fairly spicy, this should show additional elegance with time in the bottle. 91pts

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Editorial Reviews for Quinta Do Vale Meao Douro

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.50 5
04/09/2014

Shows some nutty, oaky sweetness on the dense, dark and powerful nose. On entry the nutty and lightly gingery oak is fairly assertive but this remains lively with juicy acids and fine grained, polished tannins that are covered by a supple, almost silky robe of brilliant black raspberry fruit. This lacks some definition on the backend, and finishes a bit short with subtle hints of herb stems adding some complexity to the finale. Fairly spicy, this should show additional elegance with time in the bottle. 91pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/09/2014

Touriga Nacional from alluvial gravel Big wild berry fruit on the nose is layered over a base of dusty, spicy, inky aromas that are framed with a fine dried meat note. Opening with tons of wild blackberry cherry fruit, and herbal spicy, this lacks a touch of brightness in the mouth and is fairly tannic and astringent. The midpalate is a bit tough and angular, with mineral driven raspberry flavors that would be rather elegant if not for the rustic tannins. Finishing with a lingering note of astringency, this shows a minty edge to the blackberry fruit and incipient notes of tobacco and black tea. Promising, but not there yet. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/09/2014

Nutty oak, all creamy cognac and cigar box is dominant on the perfumy nose which also shows some subtle fruit aromas. A touch compact on entry, this then gains weight and power in the mouth, a bit tough but with excellent depth on the palate. Some nice inner mouth perfumes emerge slowly but this is still mostly tight and closed with inky, black fruit and quite tannic. Dark, dry, and powerful on the finish with some stemmy spice and pipe tobacco notes that are persistante leading to mineral, stony note on the finale. This is quite young and should be laid down for five or more years. 93pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/09/2014

Touriga Nacional from alluvial gravel Big wild berry fruit on the nose is layered over a base of dusty, spicy, inky aromas that are framed with a fine dried meat note. Opening with tons of wild blackberry cherry fruit, and herbal spicy, this lacks a touch of brightness in the mouth and is fairly tannic and astringent. The midpalate is a bit tough and angular, with mineral driven raspberry flavors that would be rather elegant if not for the rustic tannins. Finishing with a lingering note of astringency, this shows a minty edge to the blackberry fruit and incipient notes of tobacco and black tea. Promising, but not there yet. 87pts


Member Reviews for Quinta Do Vale Meao Douro

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.60 5
04/09/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.70 5
Vintage: 2011 04/09/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/30/2012

Nice pure, floral fruit. 90 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


Snooth User: Nuno Azeredo
8586922
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/11/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: elpolifenol
30667345
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 11/21/2009

blind-tasted, expressive, cherry, spicy, powerful, tannic, long


Snooth User: André Peres
168580270
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/31/2012

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: alex dube
4226638
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/31/2008

Very pleasant, balanced wine, good animal notes. A definite keeper


External Reviews for Quinta Do Vale Meao Douro

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 06/28/2014

This is concentration in a glass. The wine, from a fine vintage, is hugely rich, very dense and tannic. All this power, though, is not at the expense of elegance. The wine has great style and a sense of place, with a strong mineral character. It almost tastes of the granite and old rocks of the vineyard. Keep this wine and don’t drink before 2019.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 04/09/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 06/28/2014

A lush, seductive red, filled to the brim with an array of dark fruit and kirsch flavors, accented by plenty of cream and spice notes. Silky tannins and molten chocolate hints add richness. The long finish echoes with mineral and white pepper details. Best from 2015 through 2022.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/09/2009

The wine is deep, dense and ripe with intense flavors and big structure. It hails from a vineyard that was previously used to make Barca Velha.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/21/2010

Purpur mit violettem Rand. Intensiver Duft nach Crème de Cassis, reifen Brombeeren und Holundergelée. Seidige Textur mit reifen Tanninen – perfekte Harmonie. Im Gaumen verführerische Rumweichsel und Amarena. Ein (fast unheimliches) Konzentrat was seines gleichen sucht. Im Abgang minutenlanger, blaubeeriger Nachhall.



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