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Quinta Do Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro 2011

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The 2009 Touriga Nacional, sourced from the winery's 1994 plantings, was aged in 50% new French oak. A bit too oak tinged in its youth, this nonetheless has gorgeous structure, impeccable balance and fine concentration. It should absorb the oak as it... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Touriga Nacional wine from Douro in Portugal. 2009 Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro 750ml

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Quinta do Vallado:
Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous “Quintas” in the Douro Valley. It once belonged to the legendary D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to the family of her descendants. It lies on both banks of the Corgo river, a tributary to the Douro river, right near to its mouth, close to the town of Peso da Régua. For almos... Read more
Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is one of the oldest and most famous “Quintas” in the Douro Valley. It once belonged to the legendary D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, and still belongs to the family of her descendants. It lies on both banks of the Corgo river, a tributary to the Douro river, right near to its mouth, close to the town of Peso da Régua. For almost 200 years, Quinta do Vallado’s main activity was the production of Port wines that were sold to the Ferreira Port House (belonging to the Ferreira family). At that time Ferreira bottled and sold the wines under its own brands. Following Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira’s great achievement, her great grand-son Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, and his son Jorge Cabral Ferreira were the main architects of the further development of the Quinta’s vineyards and winery. Departing from the centuries-old tradition of selling the farm’s production to the Ferreira Portwine House, in 1993, under the direction of Guilherme Álvares Ribeiro and his wife Maria Antónia Ferreira, the company decided to extend the business towards the production, bottling and commercialization of own-label wines. Also in 1993, under the guidance of Prof . Nuno Magalhães, the farm started a deep restructuring of its vines, with the objective of both increasing the production of high quality grape varieties, and the adoption of vine plantation and training systems permitting better growth and an easier mechanization of works. The new vines were planted in clearly defined areas, breaking with the tradition of mixing different varieties in the same vineyard. The homogenization of treatment, ripening and picking times made for a clear improvement in processes and translated into a much more regular, easy to control and economically effective quality production. One of the new methods introduced was to make a general preliminary survey of the crop. This permits to prune out surplus clusters from some of the high-producing varieties, while still green, greatly enhancing the quality and the richness of the remaining grapes. With 44 ha of vineyards aged from 6 to 10 years and having kept 26 ha of the best old plots, more than 80-years old, Francisco Olazabal (oenologist) and Francisco Ferreira (head of agricultural management) have taken the farm to international acclaimed levels of quality and recognition. As the new vineyards reach their adult age and the knowledge of each variety and plot deepens, the expectations grow: The owners believe Quinta do Vallado will make a huge qualitative leap in the next 5 to 10 years. Read less

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,193
4.60 5
09/19/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: puhnner
1534071,499
4.00 5
12/16/2014

Had this at dinner at Truluck's in Dallas. Found this from WS, says it better than I could '...Finely textured, with pure and powerful flavors of dark currant, black olive, red plum and wild cherry, accented by notes of molten licorice. Latent tannins and vibrant acidity give this a lively mouthfeel, offering a refined finish of chocolate mousse...' Would agree, though found it surprisingly very dry, but excellent.


0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/15/2012

Very polished and ripe, with intense mocha and spice aromas ... Drink no through 2020. -KM


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/31/2010

Very good but not mind-blowing. i don't understand the 94 pts from Wine Spectator. Definitely a 90+. Terrific wine to pair with BBQ. I paired with a simple muenster cheeseburger and I was not disappointed. Perhaps needs some cellaring?


External Reviews for Quinta Do Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro

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Vintage: 2009 02/11/2012

The 2009 Touriga Nacional, sourced from the winery's 1994 plantings, was aged in 50% new French oak. A bit too oak tinged in its youth, this nonetheless has gorgeous structure, impeccable balance and fine concentration. It should absorb the oak as it... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Touriga Nacional wine from Douro in Portugal. 2009 Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

"Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional 2007 is dense and concentrated with flavors of wild plum


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Vintage: 2007 08/04/2010

Dense and concentrated flavors of wild plum, meat, kirsch and tobacco leaf fill this powerful red, with fine-grained tannins on the exuberantly fruity yet balanced finish. Mineral notes linger with plenty of chocolate overtones. Drink now through 201... Wine Spectator. A Touriga Nacional wine from Douro in Portugal. 2007 Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 04/06/2010

A Touriga Nacional wine from Douro in Portugal. 2007 Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro 750ml


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Vintage: 2007 05/18/2010

Konzentrierte balsamische Noten, dezente Holzaromen, rote Früchte, Veilchen. Samtige und reife Tannine, vollmundig, ausgesprochen harmonisch, weich im Abgang und sehr anhaltend.


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Vintage: 2007 03/16/2010

Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional 2007 is dense and concentrated with flavors of wild plum, meat, kirsch and tobacco leaf. Fine-grained tannins fill the exuberantly fruity yet balanced finish. Minerally notes linger with plenty of chocolaty overtones. Drink now through 2016.




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