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

3 comments
  • http://saca-a-rolha.blogspot.com Nuno Garcia

    Hi Sean,

    You should try Quinta do Vallado Reserva (2003, among other vintages)… even better…

  • http://www.moreisless.ca Sean

    Thanks Nuno. It’s definitely on my list. :)

  • syl

    I had this at Salt yesterday & loved it. Went so well with the Brie, Oka & Wild Boar chorizo