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Quinta do Vallado Reserva Red 2009

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  • WE 94
  • RP 94
  • W&S 92
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Winemaker Notes

This blend is very dark red, with crimson highlights with balsamic oak aromas, as well as fig and black plum and hints of tobacco. The palate shows great structure and a full-bodied firmness, with mature, silky tannins. Mineral notes mix with the aforementioned fruit, leading to a very elegant, complex and persistent finish.

Critical Acclaim

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast

An impressive wine from old vines. The 2009 has an extra depth of richness and full character. The black fruits go deep into the wine, hugely rich while still keeping a dark structure. Powerful and needing aging.
Cellar Selection

RP 94
The Wine Advocate

The 2009 Reserva is revisited this issue as part of the vertical presented. A big mouthful in this vintage, this is palate-coating and gripping on the finish, showing its power and a burly demeanor that Vallado, which typically leans to the elegant, usually avoids. For all of that, if it is not the most typical Reserva in the lineup, it is pretty good, bursting with flavor, intense, focused and, yes, a little more dramatic than normal. This is coming along very well. It is still nowhere near peak, but it can be approached.

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W&S 92
Wine & Spirits

You've ordered short ribs and now you need a wine to drink with them. If you get this wine decanted, it will come out of the glass in layers of black, purple and dried fruit flavors with extreme, if not austere, tannins. The beef will braise right back into the fruit so you might be able to taste the 20-some-odd varieties that go into it, all from vines with more than 80 years of age, and the younger-vine touriga nacional, that purple-fruited freshness that makes up a third of the blend.

Quinta do Vallado

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Quinta do Vallado, , Portugal
Quinta do Vallado
In the heart of Portugal’s most famous wine region – the Douro Valley – near the historical center of Regua, the Quinta do Vallado vineyards, winery and guest house spread across both banks of the Corgo River at the very point where it meets the Douro. With winemaking references that date back to 1716, the Quinta belonged to the legendary Portuguese vintner D. Antonia Adelaide Ferreira, and has remained in the family through modern times.... View More