QUINTA DO VALE MEAO DOURO - 2004
60% Touriga National, 20% Touriga Franca, 15% Tinta Roriz, 5% Tinta Barroca. With 14.5% alcohol.
Deep purple-red color with a nose of oak, fresh hazelnuts, chocolate and liqueur. Huge and powerful mouthfeel with tremendous blueberries, wild berries and grape jam upfront. Black currant, vanilla, oak and mocha on the mid-palate with plum skin on the finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Fine tannins with wonderful grip on the palate. This is a very special wine. The concentration and purity of the fruit is astounding. I remember the first time I tasted this bottle at a Wine Spectator Grand Tasting. I knew I had to purchase it. I wish I bought more than one bottle...