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    Quinta do Vallado

    One of the leading figures int he revitalisation of the Douro’s table wine industry, Quinta do Vallado is turning heads around the world with it’s remarkable quality and mondernity. With a new, state-of-the-art winery built in 2009, Vallado successfully combines the traditional style of the region with the most modern methods available. The end result is wine that is fresh and balanced while retaining the distinctive character of the Douro's dynamic terroir.

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    Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
    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)

    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 £3,255.52
    Inc. VAT: £3,255.52
    Quinta do Vallado Adelaide Tributa 1866 (1x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £3,005.04
    1866

    Quinta do Vallado Adelaide Tributa 1866 (1x75cl)

    Mark Squires (99)

    This old wine was acquired by Quinta do Vallado and said to be an 1866 Colheita (although Francisco Spratley Ferreira of the winery tells me he can't honestly say for sure if it is a true single-vintage Colheita, which is why it is marketed just as "Tributa"), pre-phylloxera vines. It was bottled for Antonia Adelaide Ferreira's 200th anniversary--a woman who built a lot of Douro and was the ancestor of Vallado's owners. Francisco told me (with some typos corrected) that "we think it is a true colheita, but it's impossible to be sure... We bought this wine and the owner said to me that [he] never touched ... this wine last 50 years! We believe that with this concentration and baume (13,5), this is really very old and wasn't "refrescado" (add young wines to fill the barrel).... At same time it' s amazing the acidity, especially thinking in this baume! The wine only was bottled last weeks!" I've run into my share of really old Ports recently--1863 Niepoort, Sequeira, the NV Wine and Soul "5G"--all were exceptional and all were very different. This would be my winner of that group. If you are really loaded, keep reading. Very dark in color and far thicker than the 5g (although not, perhaps, as vibrant), this is remarkably thick and viscous--there seems to be no question that it is old and concentrated. It is very complex, too. Laced with molasses and dark chocolate, and a touch of charcoal, it is enlivened by a big hit of acidity. The texture is quite caressing and sexy. Its age shows mostly in its thick demeanor. It reminds me of some century old Moscatels I've had in Southern Portugal. It is remarkably sweet and fresh in most other respects. It is a wonderful experience. There is bad news. You could predict this, huh? There were 1,300 bottles produced--and they are coming in special decanters running around $3,000 per 750ml bottle. (No, I didn't get one of those bottles, but I did get a sample taste!)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    ~1 week

    Porto 1x75cl 1 99 (MS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £3,005.04
    Quinta Do Vallado Touriga Nacional 2011 (6x75cl)
    Inc. VAT: £301.67
    2011

    Quinta Do Vallado Touriga Nacional 2011 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Douro 6x75cl 8 - Inc. VAT: £301.67
    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
    Quinta do Vallado Adelaide Tributa 1866 (1x75cl)
    In Bond: £2,500.00
    1866

    Quinta do Vallado Adelaide Tributa 1866 (1x75cl)

    Mark Squires (99)

    This old wine was acquired by Quinta do Vallado and said to be an 1866 Colheita (although Francisco Spratley Ferreira of the winery tells me he can't honestly say for sure if it is a true single-vintage Colheita, which is why it is marketed just as "Tributa"), pre-phylloxera vines. It was bottled for Antonia Adelaide Ferreira's 200th anniversary--a woman who built a lot of Douro and was the ancestor of Vallado's owners. Francisco told me (with some typos corrected) that "we think it is a true colheita, but it's impossible to be sure... We bought this wine and the owner said to me that [he] never touched ... this wine last 50 years! We believe that with this concentration and baume (13,5), this is really very old and wasn't "refrescado" (add young wines to fill the barrel).... At same time it' s amazing the acidity, especially thinking in this baume! The wine only was bottled last weeks!" I've run into my share of really old Ports recently--1863 Niepoort, Sequeira, the NV Wine and Soul "5G"--all were exceptional and all were very different. This would be my winner of that group. If you are really loaded, keep reading. Very dark in color and far thicker than the 5g (although not, perhaps, as vibrant), this is remarkably thick and viscous--there seems to be no question that it is old and concentrated. It is very complex, too. Laced with molasses and dark chocolate, and a touch of charcoal, it is enlivened by a big hit of acidity. The texture is quite caressing and sexy. Its age shows mostly in its thick demeanor. It reminds me of some century old Moscatels I've had in Southern Portugal. It is remarkably sweet and fresh in most other respects. It is a wonderful experience. There is bad news. You could predict this, huh? There were 1,300 bottles produced--and they are coming in special decanters running around $3,000 per 750ml bottle. (No, I didn't get one of those bottles, but I did get a sample taste!)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    ~1 week

    Porto 1x75cl 1 99 (MS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £2,500.00
    Quinta Do Vallado Touriga Nacional 2011 (6x75cl)
    In Bond: £238.00
    2011

    Quinta Do Vallado Touriga Nacional 2011 (6x75cl)
    Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
    5-7 weeks

    Douro 6x75cl 8 - In Bond: £238.00

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