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2015 Alves De Sousa Quinta Da Gaivosa Douro RedBlend from Portugal

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"Deep ruby ​​color. Woodland fruit aroma, eucalyptus leaf, pine and prunes. Solid, with great structure, but with the typical balance and elegance of the Gaivasas. Great comple...

  • 93+ Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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The 2015 Quinta da Gaivosa, the estate red, will be released in the fall of 2018. It is a field blend from 80+-year-old vines aged for 15 months in 50% new French oak. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. The winery says that this is one of their best years ever. So far, so good. Tight, tense and showing fine mid-palate finesse, this has a sophisticated feel, even if it seems a little backward just now. The tannins are pretty powerful, so this is something you should lay away for a while, but its focus, flavor, texture and balance make it a big winner. This is a little hard to read at the moment, but it has all the earmarks of a terrific Estate Tinto that will acquire more harmony as it ages. Let's give it some settle-down time and see where it goes. It may well age better than anticipated, but let's be a little conservative there as well until this smooths out a little.

Product Description:

"Deep ruby ​​color. Woodland fruit aroma, eucalyptus leaf, pine and prunes. Solid, with great structure, but with the typical balance and elegance of the Gaivasas. Great complexity and with many good years ahead."-Winery

Product Detail

Item # 115606
Country Portugal
Region Portugal
Sub-Region Douro
Ratings

93+ - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinto Cao
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum and red fruit
Nose cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum and red fruit