2014 Quanta Terra "Terra A Terra" ReservaBlend from Portugal
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- 90 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Reserva Terra A Terra is an equal blend of Touriga Franca and Tinta Barroca plus 20% Sousão, aged 18 months in used French barriques. It comes in at 13.3% alcohol. I was surprised at how good this second wine seemed in this tough vintage. The answer, said co-winemaker Jorge Alves, was simple: they declassified the upper level. It wound up here. Fruit forward, concentrated and showing ripe tannins, this is a pleasure to drink. It has some room to grow too. If it has a flaw, typical of a 2014, the fruit is not as ripe and as vivid as Douro typically produces. It still seems sleek and restrained rather than dull. The rest is impressive. It's a super value.
90 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Sousao/Vinhao|
|Taste||cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, blackberry, cassis, tannins, raisin, high acid and chocolate|
|Nose||cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, blackberry, cassis, raisin and chocolate|