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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Quinta do Carmo  2000
Quinta do Carmo 2000
(search item no. 62091)

PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The wine presents beautiful light amber hues. The nose id powerful and ripe, marked by black fruits and a touch of dark chocolate. The toasty vanilla notes obtained from the barrels are elegant and fine, offering a perfect balance with the fruit of the wine. The mouth is rich, concentrated, warm and mellow finishing on gentle tannins.
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About Quinta do Carmo:

Almost 200 km east of Lisbon and less than 40 km from Spain, Quinta do Carmo is situated in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, in the beautiful Portuguese region of Alentejo. This ancient estate had belonged to the Portuguese royal family and greatly benefited from the help of King Don Joao IV, who made substantial improvements more than 200 years ago. For many generations the Bastos family has owned the Quinta and has contributed a great deal to its expansion.

Today, Julio Bastos continues its fine tradition of winemaking and is further developing the quality of its wines. That is why, with the same idea in mind, the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) have decided to actively participate in this enterprise by acquiring 50% of this wine-growing property in 1992. If the wines of Quinta do Carmo are already extremely well-known in their country of origin, the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) have paved the way for them to reach an international market.