Red

2008 Quinta do Vallado Douro Reserva Field Blend

Red Blend

  • Portugal
  • Douro
Drink between 2013 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • danielk168 Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 2, 2019 - Tasted blind and very difficult to place, the tannins were really ripe and soft, nose a bit plummy but not over done. Color was beautiful ruby with a hint of garnet. A great pleasure to drink with some roasted pork!

  • colmanstephenson Likes this wine:

    December 26, 2018 - Christmas Day 2018

    A: Very Dark. Black.
    N: Leather, tar, black fruits, alcohol
    P: juicy, pliable texture. Tons of fruit. Soft tannins. Blackcurrants. Long finish.
    =: Very good. Rich and Decadent. Not that far from the Port that was the destiny for its neighbouring vines. Very pleasurable. Very "Parker". Has a few more years available to it.

  • cofidis2 wrote: 88 points

    November 20, 2018 - Decanted 3 hours prior to drinking, consumed over the next 4 hours. I've had this wine on release and a couple of times over the years since. Over time it has gradually lost that complexity it had when young. That said, there is still nice tar and graphite on the palate along with some dark fruit. As this has aged it has become much more one-dimensional and the finish has developed a big hollow spot, which really affects it's overall rating. Still enjoyable but I would drink sooner rather than later. I don't see this getting better with further aging. 88 Points

  • leonardo_de_araujo wrote:

    February 3, 2018 - Very good. Still can tough a little longer

  • MARCOSNITEROI wrote: 93 points

    January 29, 2017 - Gosto muito dos vinhos do Douro, mas nunca achei o refinamento seu ponto forte. Contudo, este Vallado, safra após safra, se transformou no meu benchmark em elegância para os Douros. Frutas negras e azuis, ameixas pretas, cassis, defumados, expresso e chocolate meio amargo. Médio a encorpado, balanceado, textura aveludada, intensidade e frescor que impressionam. Seria interessante vê-lo numa degustação as cegas com Crus Classés de St. Emilion. Tem taninos mais amáveis, mas certamente não faria feio.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Quinta do Vallado
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Reserva Field Blend
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Douro
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Douro
  • UPC Codes 5604823003108, 899188001288

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 83 (46%)
  • Consumed 97 (54%)

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