Quinta do Vale Meao Vintage Port 2011
Quinta do Vale Meao Vintage Port 2011
Category: Port
Varietal:Touriga Francesca, Touriga Nacional, Souzao, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz
Region: Portugal » Douro
Producer: Quinta do Vale Meao


in mixed case $50.39


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Tasting Notes
This is a vintage port produced solely from the exceptional vineyards of the Quinta do Vale Meão in the Douro Superior. Quinta do Vale Meão VINTAGE PORT 2011 is a deeply colored wine, with a powerful attack, full of intensity where one easily can find fresh fruity notes. Lush, seductive, filled to the brim with an array of dark fruit and kirsch flavors accented by plenty of cream and spice notes. Silky tannins and molten chocolate hints add richness. This port is very well structured so it will age beautifully. Its final blend is composed of 60% Touriga Franca, 20% Touriga Nacional, 5% Tinta Barroca, 5% Tinta Roriz, 5% Sousão and 5% of other varieties.

Wine Spectator

Powerful, with plenty of acidity to the intense cherry, violet,
raspberry and wild plum flavors. Offers a sinewy texture, showing a focused spiciness and a long, mineral- and chocolate-filled finish. Sleek and refined. Best from 2040 through 2060.

Score: 98. —Kim Marcus, December 11, 2013.

Wine Enthusiast

This is a very dry, firm wine that's solidly tannic but never harsh. The wine combines weight and ripe black fruit in a powerful expression of dense vintage Port from this estate in the Upper Douro. Acidity shines through the density on the finish. Age for many decades.

Score: 96. —Roger Voss, November 01, 2013.

Wine Advocate

The 2011 Vintage is a blend of 60% Touriga Franca, 20% Touriga Nacional, 5% Tinta Barroca, 5% Tinta Roriz, 5% Sousao and 5% of other varieties, trodden by foot in lagares. At first I was not too sure of the Quinta do Vale Meao, but just leaving my glass to one side for 30 minutes, it developed promisingly in the glass, offering fragrant scents of California raisin and fresh prune, hints of clove and smoke that are well-defined. The palate is well-balanced, with fine tannins encasing a core of ripe red and black fruit, plus there is a lovely honeyed, almost mellifluous texture towards the finish. This will be one of the more approachable 2011 declared Ports and one that is well worth seeking out. Tasted May 2013.

Score: 91-93. —Neal Martin, June 2013.

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