2007 Quinta do Vallado Douro

SKU #1055381 93 points Wine Spectator

 A powerful and refined red from Portugal, with concentrated flavors of plum, dried cherry and spice. Offers a fine texture, with plenty of savory herbal notes, and a long olive- and smoke-filled finish. Drink now through 2015.  (12/ 2009)

92 points Wine & Spirits

 Ample, perhaps even formidable (certainly for a $20 wine), this has a beautiful tactile feel to the fruit. It's as plump and sweet as a perfectly ripe red plum, the tannins reserved and elegant, expressed in the soft mode of pencil lead and cedar shavings. Smooth and ready to enjoy, this would make a luscious accompaniment to grilled lamb.  (4/ 2010)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2007 TINTO is a Douro blend. It is another fine 'regular' Tinto in this very consistent 2007 vintage. This relatively low priced Tinto has a hidden advantage in that a significant portion of its blend (27% this year) is an old vines field blend from 70 year old vines...wines from this estate are always on the more elegant side, it has fine structure and complexity, a certain earthy nuance and some brightness. It is gripping on the finish and should develop a medley of flavors as it ages. It is yet another in the string of regular or second wines in this vintage that perform particularly well at excellent price points. Drink now-2017.  (12/ 2009)

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By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/31/2011  | Send Email
For savvy customers who have come to appreciate the consistently high quality and range of wines, both red and white, emanating from Portugal these days, this Douro beauty is a no-brainer. We've carried Quinta do Vallado wines for several vintages and the 2007 is an exemplary, modern-style still wine that, with its satisfying blend of indigenous varieties, will remind you of why vintage Port achieved such great success over the past three centuries. Textural, polished and savory fruits óripe plums, black tea, tar and cherry flavors embedded in a supple wine of voluminous density and richness, this will be an excellent value for enjoyment over the next three to five years. Highly recommended.
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By: Joe Manekin |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/25/2010  | Send Email
This big Douro red balances great structure with a sense of balance and freshness; itís truly a lot of wine for the money. Dark fruit - particularly blackberry - aromas lead to a real mouthful of wine, robust yet not overextracted, with a great core of minerality and a surprisingly fresh finish given the wineís sense of power and heft. It is not overly oaky; only 15% of the wine is aged in Allier oak, the remainder is aged in stainless steel. Produced ftrom Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca and Sousao grapes.

By: Leah Greenstein |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/25/2010  | Send Email
Wow, there's a lot of wine packed into this $20 bottle. In fact, I must admit that I'm a little scared of the Reserva bottling if this is the regular one because it must be massive. Made from traditional Port grapes but vinified dry, I found the wine's nose a bit restrained right now, but it's giving up some beautiful primary plum and blackberry fruit on the palate, with hints of earth and spice starting to peek through. The tannins are chewy but well integrated. I'd give this some air or time, but I wouldn't pass it by.

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Portugal

- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and D„o area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds. Click for a list of bestselling items from Portugal.
Alcohol Content (%): 14