Quinta Do Vallado Branco Reserva 2012

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Aged in 500 liters, 40% new rest second passage Rabigato, Gouveio, Arinto and Viosinho. A little leesy on the nose with notes of steel, vanilla a... Read more

Ripe and ready. this is simply terrific. Apparently it got 96 points from Spectator which I completely agree with. There is so much going on that I... Read more

From old, mixed planting vineyards in the Quinta do Vallado, this is an impressively complex blend of flavors, from rich spice, smooth tannins, the... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Quinta Do Vallado Branco Reserva

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065202,261
4.50 5
07/16/2013

Aged in 500 liters, 40% new rest second passage Rabigato, Gouveio, Arinto and Viosinho. A little leesy on the nose with notes of steel, vanilla and flowers adding detail to the citrus/mandarin orange aromas.  Bright acidity  and  fine minerality pop on entry then the midpalate reveals lovely use of oak supporting fine clean orange blossom and white apple fruit that gains a little Chablis like  rock and crushed flower accent in the glass. Complex and complete, this is lovely. 91pts


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Snooth User: aronowm2
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/12/2010

Ripe and ready. this is simply terrific. Apparently it got 96 points from Spectator which I completely agree with. There is so much going on that I almost can't handle or describe it. Just a big berry explosion of goodness. Long delicious finish.


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Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

From old, mixed planting vineyards in the Quinta do Vallado, this is an impressively complex blend of flavors, from rich spice, smooth tannins, the richest plum juice and a gorgeous, opulent texture. It is ripe, drinkable now, but likely to benefit from several years aging.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

From a property at the confluence of the Douro and Corgo rivers, just east of Regua, this old-vine selection gains its structure directly out of the schist of these steep hillsides. The local varieties in the Douro handle heat and hydric stress better than most vines, providing a wine with floral scents and rich red fruit, heady and supple rather than hot.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 08/14/2010

Full bodied, firm, mature and silky tannins. Mineral notes and avery elegant, persistent and complex finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

The 2007 RESERVA is an old vines (80-90 years) Douro field blend (70%), and younger vines (15 years) Touriga Nacional (30%). This adds a layer of depth - and some oak - as compared to the regular 2007 Tinto reviewed this issue. Smooth and rounded on the edges, it seems potentially exceptional, as long as the oak integrates better with a year or two in the cellar. As it stands now, I rather enjoyed the regular Tinto reviewed this issue more - a word to the wise for bargain hunters. I don't think that will be the answer in five years, though, even though this should be approachable young. The tannins are rather ripe. Typical of this estate's elegant wines, this should turn into a graceful and harmonious wine that should be a pleasure to drink. There were 4,113 six-pack cases produced. Drink 2011-2020.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

Once part of Doña Antonia de Ferreira's extensive holdings in Douro, the Quinta do Vallado is still in the hands of her descendents. The property rises above the confluence of the Douro and Corgo rivers, just east of Regua, the wine produced by another Ferreira descendent, Francisco Olazabal, whose family runs the Quinta do Vale Meão. Olazabal's hand is apparent in the wine, which could stand in for a great vintage of Vale Meão in its brilliant richness and acidity. The schist hillsides come through in powerful minerality, the glints of red fruit and black stone reflecting across a vast expanse of flavor. The texture is supple; the heady spice and floral finish last for minutes. This is destined to be a classic, with the potential to develop for a decade or more.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

Rich, powerful and finely crafted, with layers of concentrated red plum, currant, blueberry and kirsch flavors. Silky tannins knit it seamlessly together. The elegant and refined finish is filled with mineral, smoke and spice. Drink now through 2016.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2007 03/26/2013

The 2007 RESERVA is an old vines (80–90 years) Douro field blend (70%), and younger vines (15 years) Touriga Nacional (30%). This adds a layer of depth — and some oak — as compared to the regular 2007 Tinto reviewed this issue. Smooth and rounded on the edges, it seems potentially exceptional, as long as the oak integrates better with a year or two in the cellar. As it stands now, I rather enjoyed the regular Tinto reviewed this issue more — a word to the wise for bargain hunters. I don’t think that will be the answer in five years, though, even though this should be approachable young. The tannins are rather ripe. Typical of this estate’s elegant wines, this should turn into a graceful and harmonious wine that should be a pleasure to drink. There were 4,113 six-pack cases produced. Drink 2011–2020.


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