Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro 2011

Red Wine from Portugal

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Item No. 130887
  • WS95
  • RP94
  • JS90
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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The 2011 Touriga Nacional is dark crimson in color and boasts great concentration. It is filled with aromas of bergamot, dried fruit and wild cherries. The taste is elegant, round and mature, with refined tannins. Red fruits follow through from the nose into a long, concentrated, fresh finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Finely textured, with pure and powerful flavors of dark currant, black olive, red plum and wild cherry, accented by notes of molten licorice. Latent tannins and vibrant acidity give this a lively mouthfeel, offering a refined finish of chocolate mousse. Drink now through 2022."
95 Points

"The 2011 Touriga Nacional, sourced from the winery's 1994 plantings, was aged in French oak for 16 months, only 30% new, however, with the rest a mixture of second and third use. Gorgeously balanced and constructed, this has sensual texture and controlled tannins to go with the typical Touriga aromatics. It seems light on its feet, but there is actually quite notable mid-palate concentration here. It is a very fine performance from Vallado, which has become one of the more interesting monovarietal Touriga producers. At the moment, I'm thinking this is their best vintage yet, as unevolved as it is. I won-t be surprised if it merits a slight uptick one day. "
94 Points

"This is very fine and delicious with plums, berries and hints of dark chocolate. Full body with chewy tannins that turn slightly dry now, but should soften with age."
90 Points

Learn About Quinta do Vallado Map ItMap It

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...

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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 Wine

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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