Wine – 2003 Quinta do Vallado Douro Red

08082006a.jpgThis was among the wines I poured at the Vancouver International Wine Festival this year, so I got to taste it back then. Upon sipping it again, I realized I had forgotten how tasty it was. The folks at Quinta do Vallado (warning: annoyingly slow flash website) make some great wines. Don’t miss tasting any of them if you get a chance.

I know I say this now and then, but this wine is sexy. It’s all full-bodied, dark plummy fruit with a mouth-watering finish. It’s a bit “hot” initially from the 14% booze, but that wears off as the wine has a chance to breathe. After that it cuddles up to your taste buds.

What a great wine for the money.

~$19 here in BC.

4 stars

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