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Vallado Touriga Nacional 2017 – A Bottle to Slow Down & Enjoy

Vallado, Touriga Nacional 2017, Douro, Portugal, Wine Casual

Vallado, Touriga Nacional 2017, Douro, Portugal

Tasting Note: Touriga Nacional is a Portuguese grape that impresses with its depth of flavor, concentration and intensity, and this bottle is no exception.

Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of blackberry jam, black plum, raspberry puree, red currant, violet and rosehip.

On the palate the dry, full-bodied Touriga Nacional is brimming with medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity, and velvety, medium-plus tannin ultimately completing with a medium-plus finish.

Complexity shines across the midpalate coupled with lovely, perfumed aromatics.

A bottle to slow down and enjoy.

Bottle Note: Quinta DO Vallado is located in the heart of the Douro Valley and belongs since six generations to the Ferreira family, descendants of Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira. 100% Touriga Nacional bottled after 16 months of aging in 225L French oak casks. Winemaker, Francisco Olazabal & Francisco Ferreira.

Rating: 93 points
Price: $60 (I received a $25 discounted bottle)
Alcohol: 14.5%
Importer: Quintessential LLC, Napa, California
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: October 10, 2020

This wine was submitted for review.

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