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Quinta do Vallado ABF Very Old Port 1888 (1x75cl)
£3,255.52
Inc. VAT: £3,255.52
1888

Quinta do Vallado ABF Very Old Port 1888 (1x75cl)

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The 1888 A.B.F. Very Old Port is Vallado's 300th anniversary release to celebrate its founding in 1716. The "ABF" references Antònio Bernardo Ferreira I, who bought Vallado in 1818. The wine itself was held by a small, neighboring producer who kept it in three 650-liter barrels since 1888, says Vallado. As a result of evaporation, there were only 700 liters left. All of it is from pre-phylloxera vines. A typical Douro blend of TInta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, TInta Barroca, Touriga Nacional "and many others," says the winery, this was bottled in 2016 after long aging in Chestnut barrels. It comes in at 19.5% alcohol and 296 grams per liter of residual sugar. So rich--even while not being thick--that it is almost creamy in texture, this is sensual, concentrated and sexy, with all those old Port flavors you'd expect, the baked caramel, the molasses. There isn't a lot of hard-edged treacle, though, because this is surprisingly fresh in some ways, with the sugar helping it along. Very sweet on the finish, you have to let it sit awhile on the palate before the complexity catches up to the rich decadence. Overall, this is a beauty, understated and gentle mostly, yet packed with flavor. As is always the case with wines in barrel this long, it will last pretty much indefinitely if the cork does. Take the drinking window just as a placeholder. With just 300 bottles produced, the suggested retail is around 3,500 Euros in Portugal. That includes special packaging with a walnut casing and a crystal decanter.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 months

Porto 1x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description £3,255.52
Inc. VAT: £3,255.52
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Quinta do Vallado ABF Very Old Port 1888 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £2,700.00
1888

Quinta do Vallado ABF Very Old Port 1888 (1x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

The 1888 A.B.F. Very Old Port is Vallado's 300th anniversary release to celebrate its founding in 1716. The "ABF" references Antònio Bernardo Ferreira I, who bought Vallado in 1818. The wine itself was held by a small, neighboring producer who kept it in three 650-liter barrels since 1888, says Vallado. As a result of evaporation, there were only 700 liters left. All of it is from pre-phylloxera vines. A typical Douro blend of TInta Roriz, Tinta Amarela, Touriga Franca, TInta Barroca, Touriga Nacional "and many others," says the winery, this was bottled in 2016 after long aging in Chestnut barrels. It comes in at 19.5% alcohol and 296 grams per liter of residual sugar. So rich--even while not being thick--that it is almost creamy in texture, this is sensual, concentrated and sexy, with all those old Port flavors you'd expect, the baked caramel, the molasses. There isn't a lot of hard-edged treacle, though, because this is surprisingly fresh in some ways, with the sugar helping it along. Very sweet on the finish, you have to let it sit awhile on the palate before the complexity catches up to the rich decadence. Overall, this is a beauty, understated and gentle mostly, yet packed with flavor. As is always the case with wines in barrel this long, it will last pretty much indefinitely if the cork does. Take the drinking window just as a placeholder. With just 300 bottles produced, the suggested retail is around 3,500 Euros in Portugal. That includes special packaging with a walnut casing and a crystal decanter.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
6-8 months

Porto 1x75cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,700.00

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