2013 Quinta do Vale Dona Maria Douro Tinto Magnum



Douro, Portugal

A field blend of 41 grape varieties from different parcels and exposures. Harvested by hand, the fruit was then foot trodden in traditional Lagares and aged for 22 months in oak; but, the oak is not overpowering as it has been subsumed by the spicy, creamy sloe and damson fruit. The whole ensemble is intense, vibrant and exquisitely balanced.

94 Points - Wine Spectator