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2014 QUINTA DO VALE MEÃO Douro Magnum

QUINTA DO VALE MEÃO Douro Magnum 2014

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  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Réserve & sélection
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 13171731
  • Format
  • Format
  • 1x1500ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SAQ Specialty by lot
  • Status
  • Status
  • Unavailable
  • Country
  • Country
  • Portugal
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Denominação de origem controlada (DOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Douro
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Douro
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Touriga Franca 57 %
    Touriga Francesa 35 %
    Tinta barroca 5 %
    Tinta Roriz 3 %
  • Alcohol Level
  • Alcohol Level
  • 14%
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    While Quinta do Vale Meão only began bottling under its own label in 1999, the estate has an incredible history. Vale Meão was one of the shrewd acquisitions of the celebrated Douro landowner Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira. In 1877 she purchased 270 hectares of land near Vila Nova de Foz Côa in the Upper Douro, and over the course of the next decade established a model winery, planting all the vineyards from scratch. The Quinta remained in the family and is owned today by Francisco Javier...

    See the QUINTA DO VALE MEÃO detail page for more information on this brand

Press reviews

  • - 94 Points -

    Mark Squires,

    The 2014 Tinto, the Estate flagship red, is a blend of 55% Touriga Nacional, 35% Touriga Franca, and 5% each of Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, aged for 16 months in French barriques. It comes in at 14.7% alcohol. Winemaker Xito Olazabal said: "We are reducing the quantity of the wine aging in new oak. Some of the first editions of Vale Meão had almost 100% new oak, but I found it was too much, so in the last two vintages (2013 and 2014) the wines aged 65% in new barriques, 35% second year..." Bottled a month or so later than normal (because they were awaiting a new Amorim cork guaranteed to be TCA-free), this is rather gorgeous. In many ways, it seems rounder and softer than the Meandro, its second label sibling this issue, but the finish is longer, the flavors are more lifted and it has that old-school mid-palate finesse. It adds caressing texture, too, and then tightens a bit on the finish. The price of this iconic wine has spiked--now five times the price of the second label (Meandro), which is quite a spread. That said, this is fabled terroir and certainly one of the better 2014s. If this develops well, it may be entitled to an uptick.

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