Red

2010 Quinta do Cardo Selecção do Enólogo

Red Blend

  • Portugal
  • Beiras
  • Beira Interior
Drink between 2016 - 2019 (Edit)
CT86.5 8 reviews
2010
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • srh Likes this wine:

    January 14, 2019 - N: A melding of minerals & choc with undertones of berries? Notes of something medicinal (iodine?)

    P: Med body; Rndish entry with NICE, almost swtish frt counterbalanced by a smidgen of VERY slightly puckerish astringency which QUITE resolves by the LONG, balanced finish with a minerality to the precious few, dusty tannins. For now & into '20, though no NEED to cellar further. 13.5% ABV; My VG+/EXC-. 93 pts WE, an "Editors' Choice", & their #20/Top 100 for '13 @ $16, the ave price of the preceding 19 being $35+, & Gold @ '13 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

  • Botte515 Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 22, 2017 - Better than expected. Time was kind to this wine. Might get better with another year, but I think now is the sweet spot. Great value wine.

  • srh Likes this wine:

    September 6, 2016 - [Used Private Preserve after each day.]

    N: Plums, spice, poss some tobacco, menthol, smokiness, &/or earth? On the muted side, however, + the aromas don't hold.

    P: LM body; EXCELLENT acidity; Seamless, lingering, albeit faintly. NO richness, yet VERY elegant!

    Day 2 N: Forest floor with notes of pyrazines; Still fades

    Day 2 P: LM body; Pretty much like Day 1: I.e., insignificant falloff.

    Day 3 N: Similar to Day 2, with (at least initially) the menthol notes once again apparent.

    Day 3 P: Interesting combo of power & elegance. Has gained body: now Med, poss even MF.

    Conclusion: I don't know WHAT to predict re WHEN to drink our last bottle of this. I'm thinking I'll check back here in mid '17?

  • SexyEpicurean Likes this wine: 87 points

    October 11, 2015 - Drinking well. I don't recall much as it was the last wine of a long drinking night with friends. I remember everyone commenting that it was delicious. I think I have another, so will leave a better note later. Did not seem to have really hit its peak yet.

  • whudock Likes this wine: 88 points

    September 10, 2015 - the nose is strawberry, euxcalyptus and a bit of earth. on the palate there is raspberry and eucalyptus. there is a slight bitter aftertaste that is not pleasant

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Quinta do Cardo
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Selecção do Enólogo
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Beiras
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Beira Interior
  • UPC Code 5602426101535

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 25 (30%)
  • Consumed 59 (70%)

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