QUINTA DAS CARVALHAS


Quinta das Carvalhas is one of the most emblematic and spectacular properties in the Douro Valley. Written references regarding this magnificent vineyard can be traced back to 1759. Enjoying a prominent position on the left bank of the Douro river, in Pinhão, the estate covers the entire hillside facing the Douro river and occupies part of the slopes of the right bank of the tributary Torto river. Quinta das Carvalhas is characterized by very particular edaphoclimatic conditions. Its vines are located at various altitudes - extending from river border to the top of the slope. The largest vine surface of the Quinta faces a northern sun exposure, yet, another fraction of the vineyard, on the other side of the mountain, faces a southern exposure. Most of the parcels are planted in areas of deep inclination, with only a small fraction planted at a less inclined location, at the top of the hill. The viticultural heritage is constituted of almost-centennial vines of field blend, in which rare indigenous varieties are considered interesting repositories for an ampelographic variation. Younger vines are composed by distinguished varieties and benefit from a modern viticultural approach.

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2014 branco

+784064 · 6x750ml

60% Viosinho, 40% Gouveio. A clean, bright, citric coloured Douro White, revealing intense yet delicate aromas of fruit combined with vanilla, derivative of its ageing in oak, yet. Although full-bodied its freshness and lively acidity derived from this moderately cool vintage, induces a sense of subtleness, finishing with persistency and extensively flavourful.

STATUS: OPEN
ws: 92 || rp: 92 || we: 91
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2012 GRANDJO · LATE HARVEST SEMILLON

+745752 · 12x375ml

100% Semillon. One of the most remarkable dessert wines in the world, Grandjo Late Harvest is made from 100% Semillon grapes harvested high up in the Douro region – a region better known for its hefty fortified wines. A bright golden coloured Bortrytis wine with complex aromas of ripe tropical fruits, peach, apricot and honey, with hints of vanilla from the partial barrel ageing. A huge wine with a delicate sweetness laced with unctuous flavours and a long finish balanced by a lively acidity.

STATUS: OPEN
18/20 - revista de vinhos - january 2015
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2013 DOURO TINTO

+784059 · 12x750ml

Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca blend. A very fresh wine, with a beautiful ruby colour and aromas of red fruit harmoniously integrated with creamy vanilla notes, demonstrating notable aromatic intensity and complexity. Very balanced and round, resulting in a very pleasant and long lasting finish.

STATUS: OPEN
ws: 89 || we: 91
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SCORING LEGEND

AG || Anthony Gismondi, CAN
BC || Bob Campbell, NZ
CG || Connoisseaurs' GCW
DC || Decanter Magazine
GP || Guia Penin, Spain
HH || Huon Hooke, AUS
JG || Jamie Goode/Wine Anorak
JH || James Halliday, AUS
JS || James Suckling
JR || Jancis Robinson
JO || Jeremy Oliver, AUS
JP || John Platter, S. Africa
JSc || John Schreiner, CAN
MC || Michael Cooper, NZ
NMc || Natalie MacLean
NM || Neal Martin
RP || Parker/Wine Advocate
PP || Prince of Pinot
RJ || Ray Jordan, AUS
RR || Rhone Report
ST || Stephen Tanzer
TP || Tasting Panel
TI || Testing Institute
TA || Tim Atkin MW
VI || Vinous
W&S || Wine & Spirits
WA || Wine Access
AN || Wine Anorak
WE || Wine Enthusiast
WF || Wine Front, AUS
WR || Wine Review Online
WS || Wine Spectator
WT || Winestate Mag, AUS
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2014 TOURIGA NACIONAL

+784060 · 12x750ml

100% Touriga Nacional. This Touriga Nacional, made exclusively from grapes grown in a North-facing hillside of the Quinta, expresses the fresh varietal character with floral and bergamot notes dominant over riper fruit flavours of blueberries. It is intense, deep and complex offering great pleasure to enjoy while young and vibrant, although it will certainly reward patient cellaring.

STATUS: OPEN
ws: 90 || rp: 86
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2013 TOURIGA NACIONAL

+784065 · 12x750ml

100% Touriga Nacional. This Touriga Nacional being exclusively made from grapes grown in a North-facing hillside of the Quinta, expresses the fresh varietal character having the floral and bergamot notes dominant over the riper fruit flavours of blueberries. It is intense, deep and complex offering great pleasure to enjoy while young and vibrant, although it will certainly reward patient cellaring.

STATUS: sold out
ws: 91 || rp: 88
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2014 reserva

+784061 · 12x750ml

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz blend. This Quinta das Carvalhas Reserva presents a beautiful and intense ruby colour, with powerful varietal aromas of mature red fruit successfully integrated with vanilla nuances, from ageing in oak. A very full bodied wine, harmonious and round with flavours of black fruit. A very long and velvety finish crowned by an excellent acidity.

STATUS: OPEN
ws: 88 ||rp: 88
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2012 TINTA FRANCISCA

+784062 · 6x750ml

100% Tinta Francisca. Freshness and intensity on its aromatic character with notes of wild berries and light green nuances, creating a notable complexity and a very original style. Intense in flavour, yet very elegant; finishing long, fresh and smooth. An ideal partner for white meat dishes and white truffle.

STATUS: OPEN
we: 91
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1997 VINTAGE PORT

+784058 · 6x750ml

100% Malbec. An intense inky color as consequence of a long maceration. Wonderful aromatic intensity and complexity, with notes of cherries but dominance of species as snuff, cassis, white pepper, cloves, some chocolate and mint. Correct acidity in a broad palate. Velvety and sweet tannins. Owner of an extraordinary aromatic intensity with a long finish that makes it unique in its style. Cellar for up to 15 years.

status: OPEN
ws: 89
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10 YEAR TAWNY PORT

+784054 · 6x750ml

The Quinta das Carvalhas 10 Year old Port is a starting point for aged Tawny Ports. Its reveals a beautiful tawny colour with golden shades, which characterizes the typicality of the kind. Ripe fruit aromas are integrated with oak nuances and hints of honey and spice, while its flavours unveil caramel and butterscotch.

status: open
ws: 89 || we: 88
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TAWNY RESERVA PORT

+784057 · 6x750ml

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão blend. An elegant Tawny showing golden reflexes and a reddish-brown colour. Intensely aromatic, with hints of raisins, honey and chocolate, bringing to memory the aromas of tradition. Velvety on the palate and rich in flavours of dry fruit and red berry jam.

status: open
ws: 90 || we: 85
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Memories very old tawny port

+786596 · 1x750ml

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cão blend. A blend of vintages from 1867-1900, this is just beautiful. With a powerful intense nose (the type of thing that makes Tawnies so exceptional), it proceeds to touch all bases. Crisp, fresh and invigorating on the palate, it also finishes with a certain unctuous, yet subtle feel. It lingers beautifully and it is just delicious for every moment it lingers. This is not the biggest or most powerful, but it does exactly what you want old Tawnies to do. It is fine.

status: sold out
ws: 99 || rp: 96 | 19.5/20 points - revista de vinhos - january 2017
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