Quinta Das Carvalhas, 2018
Vintage Port, DOC Douro
Includes Wooden gift Box
***95 Points - Mark Squires- Wine Advocate***
***94 Points - Wine Enthusiast***
Description and Reviews:
A very special offer to celebrate the official UK launch of Quinta das Carvalhas. We are delighted to exclusively offer in the UK these outstanding Ports and wines from one of the most iconic estate in the Douro Valley.
Quinta Das Carvalhas 2018 Vintage Port bottled in June 2020 ... a field blend from old vines aged for approximately two years in a mixture of used and large Portuguese vats and used French barrels. It was bottled with 101 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is probably Real Companhia Velha's top quinta. The producer says this is 'produced from a single parcel called 'Vale da Mina' ('Mine Valley') in Quinta das Carvalhas at 100 to 150 meters in altitude above sea level, north exposure. It is a centenary vineyard with more than 30 varietals planted' ... shows off admirable finesse to go with expressive fruit. This is no jammy stereotype. Here, we get elegance and freshness. The mid-palate absorbs the power well initially, but this Port steadily tightens with air. With aeration, the fruit asserts itself too, showing off more underlying concentration than seemed apparent at first. Two days later, it was essentially unchanged. This is an enticing beauty for those who appreciate elegance rather than fruit bombs, and it looks like one of the finest I've seen from this quinta. It certainly has plenty of room to improve more with cellaring. The only issue here is how high the ceiling is. I'd like to see it at around 15 years old, although it will surely be approachable sooner. This is a fine effort at a nice price point. Drink date: 2026-2065. Score - 95. (Mark Squires, robertparker.com, Oct. 30, 2020)
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. Carvalhas’ old vines, are a post-phylloxera plantation, which have reached the respectful age of a century old and represent one of the richest selection of ancient indigenous Douro varieties.
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Vintage Port, Port, Douro
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