Vallado Vintage Porto 2018 / 750 ml.

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SP9797 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2021
Really vibrant, with bramble-laced blueberry, blackberry and raspberry compote flavors driving along, while mouthwatering anise, violet and fruitcake accents add detail and sparkle throughout. Finish sports a gorgeous late kick of fruit and spice. Best from 2030 through 2050. 100 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
WE9595 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/31/2020
This estate, founded by the legendary Dona Antónia Ferreira, has produced a massive Port. Dark with tannins and full of opulent black-stone fruits and prunes, it obviously has a fine future ahead. Drink this great Port from 2030.
RP93+93+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 29th Jan 2021
The 2018 Vintage Port (formerly called “Vintage Port Adelaide,” but it’s the same wine) is a field blend from old vines aged only in stainless steel. Very dry, it was bottled in June 2020 with 83 grams of residual sugar. Overall, this is a Port with a difference that has been consistently excellent of late. This is always a bit different, given the lack of wood. It’s pretty dry this year too. That said, in most respects, it has a classic demeanor, with pure flavors and inky black color. Given the method of vinification, it seems slight in mouthfeel on opening, but it is bigger and more persistent than it seems at first. The texture becomes silky as it airs out. As always, its hallmark is its purity. It is all clean fruit with steel underneath. It finishes dry and stern and broods just a little.
WS9292 pts. - Wine & Spirits - 12/20
Rising up from the eastern bank of the Corgo River, above its confluence with the Douro in Régua, Quinta do Vallado was Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira’s prime property in the Baixa Corgo, the Douro region’s westernmost Atlantic-influenced zone. More than a century later, it is run by three of her great-great-great-grandsons, CEO João Ferreira Álvares Ribeiro, agriculturist Francisco Ferreira and winemaker Francisco Olazábal. This powerful 2018 is a good example of why the family has held onto the property for so long. It combines a chic, modern sense of elegance with the stink of schist in its saturated blueberry-skin tannins. There’s a fresh, green floral intensity in the aroma that calls out its youth. Tense and concentrated, this is set for 20 years or more of development ahead.

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SP97 97 pts. / Wine Spectator (Feb 28, 2021)

Really vibrant, with bramble-laced blueberry, blackberry and raspberry compote flavors driving along, while mouthwatering anise, violet and fruitcake accents add detail and sparkle throughout. Finish sports a gorgeous late kick of fruit and spice. Best from 2030 through 2050. 100 cases imported. (James Molesworth)

WE95 95 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (12/31/2020)

This estate, founded by the legendary Dona Antónia Ferreira, has produced a massive Port. Dark with tannins and full of opulent black-stone fruits and prunes, it obviously has a fine future ahead. Drink this great Port from 2030.

RP93+ 93+ pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (29th Jan 2021)

The 2018 Vintage Port (formerly called “Vintage Port Adelaide,” but it’s the same wine) is a field blend from old vines aged only in stainless steel. Very dry, it was bottled in June 2020 with 83 grams of residual sugar. Overall, this is a Port with a difference that has been consistently excellent of late. This is always a bit different, given the lack of wood. It’s pretty dry this year too. That said, in most respects, it has a classic demeanor, with pure flavors and inky black color. Given the method of vinification, it seems slight in mouthfeel on opening, but it is bigger and more persistent than it seems at first. The texture becomes silky as it airs out. As always, its hallmark is its purity. It is all clean fruit with steel underneath. It finishes dry and stern and broods just a little.

WS92 92 pts. / Wine & Spirits (12/20)

Rising up from the eastern bank of the Corgo River, above its confluence with the Douro in Régua, Quinta do Vallado was Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira’s prime property in the Baixa Corgo, the Douro region’s westernmost Atlantic-influenced zone. More than a century later, it is run by three of her great-great-great-grandsons, CEO João Ferreira Álvares Ribeiro, agriculturist Francisco Ferreira and winemaker Francisco Olazábal. This powerful 2018 is a good example of why the family has held onto the property for so long. It combines a chic, modern sense of elegance with the stink of schist in its saturated blueberry-skin tannins. There’s a fresh, green floral intensity in the aroma that calls out its youth. Tense and concentrated, this is set for 20 years or more of development ahead.

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Portugal is most famous (and justifiably so) for its Port wines, fortified wines that are typically sweet and often served with dessert. Port wines come in many styles such as Tawny, Late Bottled Vintage, etc, and are classified by how they were produced.

Besides Port, however, Portugal is also one of the fastest-rising wine countries in the world (as far as quality and production) when it comes to table wines. You'll find some unbelievable values in Portuguese table wines, with grapes like Touriga Nacional at the forefront.

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SKU 96039
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Vallado Vintage Porto
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Product Location - Location-Appellation Porto
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 19.5%
Wine/Spirit Brand Vallado
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style Vintage Port
Vintage 2018
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Fortified Wine
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No

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