Vintage Port 2018

Quinta do Vale Meao: Vintage Port 2018

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Touriga Nacional 50%, Touriga Francesca 40%, Tinta Roriz 10%
rot, süss
19,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2021–2067
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 97–98+/100
Wine Enthusiast: 97/100
Wine Spectator: 95/100
Parker: 94/100
Portugal, Douro
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Vintage Port 2018


Lobenberg: Extrem komplexes Nasenbild: für den Moment offenbaren sich Melone-, Tabak-, Kräuter- und Beerenaromen. Am Gaumen wird dieses Aromenkompott noch durch Schokolade, Tabak und Lakritze untermalt. Wie es sich für einen Vintage Port dieser Klasse gehört, ist der Nachhall mehrere Minuten lang, was auch sicherlich an den sehr präsenten, aber auch extrem polierten Tanninen liegen dürfte. Der Wein hat trotz der hohen Bewertung noch einiges an Potenzial in Reserve. Ein Aromenmonster mit unheimlich viel spielerischen Aspekten. 97-98+/100


Wine Enthusiast über: Vintage Port

-- Wine Enthusiast: While this vintage was not generally declared by all producers, it has resulted in some very fine Ports from the great quintas. This is grandiloquently rich, layering thick tannins with dense black fruits. The texture is full and outwardly rounded—the result of the stone lagar fermentation—but underneath it is impressively structured. 97/100


Wine Spectator über: Vintage Port

-- Wine Spectator: Juicy and wiry, with tension in its display of raspberry, blackberry and plum pâte de fruit notes thanks to riveting underlying acidity, this drives along with great cut, ending with a flourish of anise, bramble and juniper. Feels pretty tight too, so bank on this needing a little extra time. Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Amarela and Sousão. Best from 2032 through 2050. 360 cases made, 108 cases imported. 95/100


Parker über: Vintage Port

-- Parker: The 2018 Vintage Port, bottled in July 2020, is a blend of Touriga Franca (60%), Touriga Nacional (20%) and other traditional grapes for the rest, aged for 12 months in 100% chestnut vats this year. It comes in with 90 grams of residual sugar. On the heels of a great performance in 2017 comes another winner this year. With lifted fruit, this finishes fresh and lively but with silky texture and plenty of flavor. It's on the drier side, but very expressive. It never seems too lean, only elegant. A couple of days later, it shows off its pure power too and a certain flavor profile that has hints of dried, unsweetened caramels. This is a beauty, as this estate is making a statement these days for its Ports. It has plenty of room to improve in the cellar, and it could really use a decade or so in the cellar. There were just 4,400 bottles produced. 94/100

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