Quinta do Portal Duoro Grande Reserva 2006

Red Blends from Portugal

Price: $44.99
Item No. 101543
  • W&S94
  • WE92
  • WS92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

In 2006 our Grande Reserva isa blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 35% Tinta Roriz and 15% Touriga Franca. The grapes were hand-picked between the 15th and 25th September and fermentation in stainless steel followed at a controlled temperature between 26 and 28ºC.

The wine was then aged for 14 months in new french oak barriques where it attained dark cherry, blackberry and red plum aromas and flavors.

Critical Acclaim

"Vibrant, muscular touriga nacional powers this wine when it's first poured, with the variety's purple, violet-tinged fruit making up half of the blend. The characters of roriz and touriga franca, the other varieties, grow more prominent with air, adding complexity and sunny warmth to the fruit. The tannins are sturdy, more mineral than astringent, the acidity equally potent. All primary at the moment, this needs a few years to mellow. To serve with braised duck."
94 Points

"Powerful aromas and flavors of dark plum, mineral, hot stone and mocha are all supported by fine-grained tannins and plenty offresh acidity. The long, ripe finish of spice and dark chocolate features plenty of tannins. Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca. Drink now through 2014."
92 Points

"Dense and powerful, this is an impressively concentrated and intense wine. It brings out rich tannins, equally rich black plum and spice flavors, a layer of smokiness plus a strong slash of mionerality that cuts across the texture. For aging 5-6 years."
92 Points

Learn About Quinta do Portal

Quinta do Portal is a unique, family, fine winemaking company based in the Douro Valley, in Northern Portugal. Our vines have been grown in this harsh and beautiful land for many hundreds of years.

The Douro valley is one of the world's great fine winegrowing areas.

Learn About Portugal

Portugal The country best known for Port, Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east. Notable...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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