Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quinta do Vallado, Tinto, Douro (Portugal) 2007


Vinturi - nose of black raspberry/cherry coulis, subtle pepper and earth. Refined and very attractive.

Low-toned entry gets a bit of an acid jolt in the mid-palate. Intensely flavored from that point on, and fairly lean. Acid/tannin synergy works on the front teeth in the finish. Middle-weight. Not as deep as expected, but nice stuff nonetheless. Interesting to try this again tomorrow.

Day 5 - Nose is still great, with better "fit" in the mouth, start to finish. Intensely flavored throughout, with no fat. Definitely worth buying and cellaring.

$25. Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz (=Tempranillo), Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Sousao.