4x Wines For Amarone Lovers
1) Quinta Dos Acipreste | Grande Reserva | 2015 | Doc Douro - Vivino Rating 4.2
Tasting Notes: It is young and lively, with a beautiful deep garnet colour and a fantastic aromatic complexity of black and red berries with hints of oak from its 18 months ageing in oak. Very balanced and fruitful, with ripe red berry flavours, typical of Quinta dos Aciprestes. Its structure is overwhelming, revealing harmony on the palate yet simultaneously intense, powerful and elegant, resulting in a majestic, everlasting finish.
2) Quinta dos Aciprestes Sousao | Red | 2014 | Doc Dao - Vivino Rating 4.6
Tasting Notes: This wine reveals the essence of Sousão through a very deep and profound tint colour, typical of this famed variety. Hints of green combine with fine fruit aromas and classic Sousão tertiary notes of spice and coffee grain, offering immense aromatic complexity. Flavourful, yet smooth on the palate, with vivid yet round tannins and finally characterised but a very lively acidity, which again is typical in Sousão.
3) Tapada Do Chaves Old Vines | White | 2008 | Doc Alentejo - Vivino Rating 4.4
Tasting Notes: Straw-coloured, citric, complex and intense aroma, with hints of tropical fruit and nuts. Full-bodied and exuberant on the palate, the complex flavour and extremely elegant ripe fruit taste comes to the fore, with vibrant and fresh acidity. Harmonious, intensely fruity and persistent finish. Lime and grass notes on the nose. Green fruit on the palate with a hint of butter.
4) Quinta Do Javali | Friends to Friends | 2008 | Doc Douro - Vivino Rating 4.7
Tasting Notes: Garnet red, brown halo. there are aromas of black cherry, plum jam, berries, wet earth, leather, with notes of black pepper, cedar, cigar box and cinnamon. The oxidative status of this category of wine gives it an enormous complexity, recognized by most demanding connoisseurs. The structure is magnificent, robust, suggesting a long persistence in the mouth. Significant ability to enhance the aging of this wine, surpassing the 10-15 years.