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Date Printed: 4/27/2015
Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro 2008
Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro 2008
(search item no. 113609)
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/27/2015: $55.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2011 Decanter rating: 91 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#7 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

With a dark crimson color, this Touriga Nacional boasts great concentration and aromas of bergamot and wild fruits, with violet and spicy hints. The taste is sweet, round and mature, with silky tannins. Red fruits follow through from the nose into a long, concentrated, fresh finish.

Serve at room temperature with light meat dishes, such as pork, or flavorful, hard cheeses from cow or sheep's milk.

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About 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.

The current owners, Joao Ferreria Alvares Ribeiro, Francisco Ferreira and Francisco Olazabal, are the sixth generation of this remarkable family, and the family’s mission to produce some of the best still wines of this fertile valley continues with the red blends and varietals that are exported worldwide. Of the 38-hectare Estate, 26 hectares are filled with vines 60 years and older. It is from these vines that Quinta do Vallado’s Red Reserve and Touriga Nacional wines are made, so it is no wonder that the wines are often found to be rated and reviewed among the best wines from the Douro.