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RESERVA 2011 DOC Douro
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer QUADRUS
A FOURTH REPEAT of the 2011 (**+) was last released on November 9, 2019 at $28.95. Very deep intense purple colour. Fairly complex, intense, slightly spicy, ripe plum-cherry-cassis nose with some cedar-sandalwood notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, slightly spicy, intense, bright, plum-cherry-cassis flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, gently cedary, harmonious finish. This blend of 55% Touriga Nacional, 40% Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) and 5% Sousão has 14% alcohol and now 4 g/L residual sugar. It spent 12 months in French oak with a new lot number 609831-21:11 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 534271
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Rating **+(89 points)
Complex, Spicy, Bright, Ripe
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: This is from the Toronto-based Portuguese Amaro brothers ... a nicely ripe, smooth and dense Douro - almost silky in fact yet with a certain juicy charm. The tannins are nicely soft. It has a lifted, ripe, fragrant nose of plum jam and raspberry with sweet oak vanillin, spice and vague herbs. It is very generous, delicious wine - certainly a bit \"sweeter\" than the average Douro red. Very good to excellent length. Score - 90 (David Lawrason, winealign.com, Nov. 28, 2017) Price $ 28.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 15, 2021
Cases bought 391 (12 bottles per case)

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