2003 Quinta dos Roques Reserva Dao (Previously $30)

SKU #1069612

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "A closed, dark, tight wine, with an austere, mineral character, that obviously needs considerable aging. Smoky, meaty, dark tannins are dominant here, the black berry fruit showing through the powerful structure. Keep for 3-4 years." (8/1/2009) The fruit flavors on this wine are predominately dark, with blackberry notes leading the way. Very pure and focused, as well as primary given the bottle age and vintage, the wine has solid tannins providing some grip and a reason to grill up a steak on a Sunday night. Enjoy now and over the next 3-4 years.

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Price: $12.99

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By: Kyle Kurani |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 10/30/2011  | Send Email
Dark and brooding, this wine offers a dense core of purple fruit, blackberry plums, wrapped up in powerful, but well integrated tannins. Really a great find by Joe who has found an amazing bargain on a wine with great depth and complexity for the price.

By: John Majeski |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 9/30/2011  | Send Email
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Frankly, I find it inexplicable that we are retailing this classic, powerfully modern red Dão for well under fifteen dollars, as it easily should command twice that. A harmonious, full-bodied blend of mostly indigenous grapes from the old vine Pessegueiro vineyard, dominated by Touriga Nacional, with Jaen (the Galician Mencia), Alfrocheiro, Tinta Cao, Tinta Roriz and Rufete in supporting roles, this Reserva is polished, dry and dense to the core, with tightly-focused tannins and enough balance and structure to carry it through the next five years.
Top Value! Drink from 2011 to 2016

 By: Michael Sojka |  Review Date: 1/22/2013 
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I waited too long to uncork this wine! Should have done it when there was inventory to buy. Alas, I added it to a waiting list though the chances are slim. I found this to have abundant fruit of the blackberry variety along with focused tannins. I would have bought 6 - 12 bottles at the incredible $12.99 price it was going for when I purchased. Oh my!!!
Drink from 2013 to 2017

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

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 Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds. Click for a list of bestselling items from Portugal.
Alcohol Content (%): 13