2009 Quinta Dos Aciprestes Tinto

WINE: "Blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz. Clean, deep and beautiful garnet colour. Intense aromas of plums and cherries. A very slight nuance of vanilla reflects the necessary time of barrel aging which in no way intrudes on its typicity. On tasting, the wine enters the palate with a true explosion of ripe fruit flavours leaving in the finish an expression of perfect structural harmony." -Winery WINERY: "Since the 1860's the Quinta dos Aciprestes has been a conglomeration of several Quintas. The original Quinta - called dos Cyprestes - was founded in the eighteenth century by Dom Jose de Seabra, one of the ministers of Queen Dona Maria I, and owned by his successors, the Viscounts da Baia. Today the Quinta dos Aciprestes stretches for more than 2 Km along the south bank of Douro river at Tua area." "Easily identified by the six cyprus trees which stand near the Quinta house and by the undulating, prairie-like character of the landscape, arising from the absence of traditional terraces, a high proportion of the Quinta is mechanised as a result of the recent transformation that converted almost 90% of the vineyards into new vertical plantations." -Winery This was also rated 87 points by the Wine Advocate. [+]