2016 "Quinta da Manoella" Vinhas Velhas Douro DOP, Wine & Soul
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
The 2016 Quinta da Manoella Vinhas Velhas was aged for 20 months in 70% used French oak and comes in at 14% alcohol. Perfumed from oak. this is otherwise an elegant wine from centenarian vines. This is always subtler than the Pintas. more understated and restrained. It has that Old World finesse. if you'll excuse the stereotype. Textured. silky and wonderfully graceful. this has ripe tannins for support and a fresh feel. Not quite bottled when seen. this still needs to have some evolution in the bottle. but it is surprisingly approachable just now. Still. put it away for a while to allow it to become more expressive and complex. Otherwise. you'll be wasting it. There were 4.000 bottles produced.
Dunkles Rubingranat, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Tabakig unterlegte frische schwarze Beerenfrucht, angenehme Kräuterwürze, dunkle Herzkirschen im Hintergrund. Saftig, elegant, reife Kirschen, feine, seidige Tannine, frisch strukturiert, bleibt haften, mineralisch und mit gutem Reifepotenzial versehen.
|Grape variety||Sousao, Tinta Barocca, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional|
|Bottle size||0,75 l|
|Bottle cap||Natural cork|
|Alcohol content||14% vol|