2010 Quinta do Vallado Portugal Red "Touriga Nacional"
Winery: Quinta do Vallado
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Touriga Nacional"
Wine Category: Portugal Red
Grape blend: 100% Touriga Nacional
State or country: Portugal
Cases produced: 3,250
KWG Score: 92.8 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: December 4, 2015
Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored Touriga Nacional from Portugal opens with a fragrant blackberry and oak bouquet with hints of blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and very smooth. The flavor profile is a delicious mild plum with notes of mild minerality and old oak with hints cherry. The finish is dry and it flavors and fine tannins drift away nicely. This wine is showing well now and it would pair perfectly with a filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: 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 elegant, round and mature, with silky tannins. Red fruits follow through from the nose into a long, concentrated, fresh finish.
Organic status: not organic
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