Tasting Notes: Rich aroma, combining dry fruit notes, praliné, orange confit and finishing with some tobacco notes. This is paired with a stunningly fresh, rich and velvety attack. Finally, this port ends with a persistent and complex finish making it hard not to love from start to end.
Winemaking Notes: Blend: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, 19.5% ABV, from Douro, Portugal
Food Pairings: This port is really best enjoyed with a good strong cheese board. Think mature hard cheeses and salty blues. Rich and flavoursome to match with the intense flavours of the port.
About the Winemaker: Established in 1716, Quinta do Vallado is one of the oldest and most famous estates in the Douro Valley – producing both still and port wines. This eighteenth-century Douro wine estate is actually one of the most modern-looking in Portugal. Although the team uses the traditional panoply of indigenous grapes, its methods are bang up to date and the results are nothing short of sensational.