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Nicolau De Almeida & Filhos Quinta Do Monte Xisto Douro 2014 750ml

size
750ml
country
Portugal
region
Douro
92
WS
90
WA
Additional vintages
2014 2013
92
WS
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
This full-bodied red has concentration and finesse, with crushed blackberry, blueberry and plum notes woven together by mineral, mocha and spice box details. Supple tannins frame the slate-infused finish. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Sousao. Drink now through 2022. 500 cases made. ... More details

Nicolau De Almeida & Filhos Quinta Do Monte Xisto Douro 2014 750ml

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Professional Ratings
92
WS
90
WA
92
WS
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
This full-bodied red has concentration and finesse, with crushed blackberry, blueberry and plum notes woven together by mineral, mocha and spice box details. Supple tannins frame the slate-infused finish. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Sousao. Drink now through 2022. 500 cases made.
90
WA
Rated 90 by Wine Advocate
The 2014 Quinta do Monte Xisto is a surprisingly nice 2014, with all the grapes picked before the rain, Joao said. It is a blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 45% Touriga Franca and the winery’s typical dollop of 5% Sousao, aged for 18 months in a 60/40 mixture of used and new oak (80% French, 20% Austrian). It comes in at 15% alcohol. This lacks the concentration of its predecessors and their pure power, but it has a certain fruity elegance that is very appealing. Don’t think it is a wimp, though. As it airs out, it shows increasing power. At the same time, the fruit faded a bit and became a little less interesting, perhaps subsumed by the power, perhaps just less interesting. It did make me wonder whether the mid-palate here would keep up with the power. It should still hold pretty well and it is not ready yet. Give it a few years if you can. On its own terms, this is very nice, but it is still the weakest in the vertical. It is worth leaning up for the moment, but it does need to prove that it can develop in the cellar, not just hold.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Portugal
region
Douro
Additional vintages
2014 2013
Overview
Rated 92 - This full-bodied red has concentration and finesse, with crushed blackberry, blueberry and plum notes woven together by mineral, mocha and spice box details. Supple tannins frame the slate-infused finish. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Sousao. Drink now through 2022. 500 cases made.
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Region: Douro

From their beautifully rich Bordeaux style wines, to their famous fortified wines, the wineries of Douro in Portugal have long been recognized as being amongst the finest of the Old World. For over two thousand years, Douro has been an important center of fine wine production, and it isn't difficult to see why the earliest attempts at viticulture led to an ever expanding wine industry in the region. The beautiful Douro river provides the vineyards with all the moisture and nutrients they need in order to grow fruit of real character and flavor, and the long, baking hot summers help ripen the grapes and intensify their juices. Today, Douro wines are popular all over the world, and wineries are producing more bottles than ever before to keep up with demand. Although the region is still most famous for the fortified wines of Porto, the still wines have centuries of tradition, and a whole set of distinctive flavors and characteristics that simply cannot be ignored.
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Country: Portugal

Portugal has been an important center for wine production ever since the Phoenicians and Carthaginians discovered that the many native grape varietals that grow in the country could be cultivated for making excellent wines. After all, Portugal has something of an ideal wine producing climate and terrain; lush green valleys, dry, rocky mountainsides and extremely fertile soil helped by long, hot summers and Atlantic winds. Today, such a climate and range of terroir produces an impressive variety of wines, with the best wines said to be coming out of the Douro region, the Alentejo and the Colares region near Lisbon. Portugal has an appellation system two hundred years older than France's, and much effort is made by regulating bodies to ensure that the quality of the country's produce remains high, and the wines remain representative of the regions they are grown in.
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barrel.svg

Region: Douro

From their beautifully rich Bordeaux style wines, to their famous fortified wines, the wineries of Douro in Portugal have long been recognized as being amongst the finest of the Old World. For over two thousand years, Douro has been an important center of fine wine production, and it isn't difficult to see why the earliest attempts at viticulture led to an ever expanding wine industry in the region. The beautiful Douro river provides the vineyards with all the moisture and nutrients they need in order to grow fruit of real character and flavor, and the long, baking hot summers help ripen the grapes and intensify their juices. Today, Douro wines are popular all over the world, and wineries are producing more bottles than ever before to keep up with demand. Although the region is still most famous for the fortified wines of Porto, the still wines have centuries of tradition, and a whole set of distinctive flavors and characteristics that simply cannot be ignored.
field.svg

Country: Portugal

Portugal has been an important center for wine production ever since the Phoenicians and Carthaginians discovered that the many native grape varietals that grow in the country could be cultivated for making excellent wines. After all, Portugal has something of an ideal wine producing climate and terrain; lush green valleys, dry, rocky mountainsides and extremely fertile soil helped by long, hot summers and Atlantic winds. Today, such a climate and range of terroir produces an impressive variety of wines, with the best wines said to be coming out of the Douro region, the Alentejo and the Colares region near Lisbon. Portugal has an appellation system two hundred years older than France's, and much effort is made by regulating bodies to ensure that the quality of the country's produce remains high, and the wines remain representative of the regions they are grown in.