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2013 QUINTA DO VALE MEÃO Douro

QUINTA DO VALE MEÃO Douro 2013

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  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Réserve & sélection
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 12796413
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • SAQ Signature
  • 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 Nacional
    Touriga Franca
    Tinta barroca
    Tinta Roriz
  • Alcohol Level
  • Alcohol Level
  • 14.5%
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • 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...

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Press reviews

  • - 97 Points -

    April 2016

    This wine is dominated by Touriga Nacional, which offers a backbone of dark tannins that gives it a firm structure and will allow it to age for many years. Produced in open stone lagars, it has richness and impressive opulence in black fruit tones that are cut by juicy acidity.

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  • - 95 Points -

    Mark Squires , March 2016

    The 2013 Tinto (the Estate, flagship red here) is a blend of 58% Touriga Nacional, 35% Touriga Franca, 5% Tinta Barroca and 2% Tinta Roriz, aged for 18 months in 225-liter Allier barriques (80% new and 20% second use). It comes in at 14% alcohol. Adding a layer of concentration and more power to the Meandro, its sibling reviewed this issue, this has a wonderfully elegant feel, while adding some surprising pop and power to the gripping and lingering finish. Let's not forget the part where it provides wonderful intensity of flavor on the finish. It's just delicious this year, without ever being candied, sweet or obvious. Subtle at times, yet intense and persistent, this perfectly balanced beauty should hold well. It has some things to prove in the cellar, but it should develop well. As time goes on, I'm expanding drinking windows, but let's remain a little on the conservative side. Sourced from vines averaging 45 years in age, there were 2,050 cases produced.

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  • - 94 Points -

    February 2016

    A polished and suave style, with a Burgundian allure, featuring lively acidity behind the raspberry, dried blackberry and dark plum flavors. Lengthens out nicely on the muscular finish, showing plenty of cream and spice hints.

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  • - #5 / 100 -

    December 2016

    Each year the Wine Enthusiast tasting panel chooses the Top 100 Cellar Selections from nearly 1,000 wines reviewed throughout the year. The list provides a trustworthy guide for those looking to discover new wines or to expand their existing collection.

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