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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Churchill's Estates Duoro 2008
Churchill's Estates Duoro 2008
(search item no. 110357)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A deep but lively and youthful colour. On the nose, distinctive ripe fruit and floral characters combining with discreet wood flavours contribute towards a fine and complex aroma.

In the mouth an elegant wine with a rich flavour and well integrated tannins to give a very long and well balanced finish to the palate.

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About Churchill's Estates:

With the objective of producing Douro wines with more character and finesse, a decision was made on the definitive sourcing for Churchill table wines from our own estates: Quinta da Gricha, our principal vineyard, has a microclimate and special terroir that produces distinctively elegant wines with excellent natural acidity and purity of fruit.

These now provide the basis for our single estate “Quinta da Gricha,” and our “Churchill Estates” red wines. As of 2003 we have decided to increase the percentage of Touriga Nacional in these wines to give them greater aromatic elegance and identity.