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Quinta Dona Matilde Tinto 2009 Product #26554 (In Stock)
Quinta Dona Matilde Tinto 2009 Quinta Dona Matilde Tinto 2009

This family-owned Port producer in the Douro Valley alsm makes terrific dry wines, like this blend of old-vine Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Amarela. Ripe, almost boisterous, aromas of blackberry, black plum and raspberry with pretty accents of violets and a touch of eucalyptus.  In the mouth still youthfully compact but loaded with juicy black plum, raspberry and a hint of dark chocolate.  Softly textured with with terrific drive and lingering tangy plum and spice flavors over ripe, silky, tannins.

"A pretty and balanced red with a plum and berry character plus hints of new wood. Medium to full body with integrated tannins and a fresh finish."  James Suckling 90 points

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Quinta Dona Matilde Branco 2010 Product #27660 (In Stock)
Quinta Dona Matilde Branco 2010 Quinta Dona Matilde Branco 2010

From one of the oldest estates in Portugal's Douro valley and still family owned. Their white wine is made from the local grape varieties of Arinto, Viosinho, Gouveio and Rabigato. Crystal clear in color, this is wonderfully aromatic with notes of citrus, passion fruit, melon and fresh rainwater with a touch of jasmine.  The flavors follow in this richly textured, but terrifically refreshing, white that leaves ample citrus acidity and saline mineral notes on the mouthwatering, fresh, finish.  Terrific wine.

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Quinta Dona Matilde Porto Colheita 2004 Product #27905 (In Stock)
Quinta Dona Matilde Porto Colheita 2004 Quinta Dona Matilde Porto Colheita 2004

The Barros family made their name in the Deuro during the 20th Century before selling the brand and focusing their energies on dry wines at Quinta Dona Matilde.  But, Filippe Barros and family aren’t quite ready to give up Port just yet, and they’ve tapped their broad range of contacts to create this brilliant 9 year-old beauty.

A lovely amber color with shimmering gold and rose highlights.  Big, lush, aromas of caramelized nuts, toffee, orange peel, and dried fruits lead to deep flavors of more toffee, toasted pecan, blood orange, dried redcurrant, and more.  Although it’s richly textured and weighty, a beam of brilliant acidity runs through the wine, giving freshness and a dry, very lightly tannic, finish.  This will thrill any fan of 10 year Tawny Port, matching that style’s freshness and fruit character and adding on more subtlety and complexity.

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Quinta Dona Matilde Port Vintage 2011 Product #27907 (In Stock)
Quinta Dona Matilde Port Vintage 2011 Quinta Dona Matilde Port Vintage 2011

The Barros family knows a thing or two about Vintage Port, with family founder Manoel Moreira de Barros starting the top-notch Barros estate in the early 1900s.  Quinta Dona Matilde was already highly respected when Barros acquired it in 1925, although it was equally famous for being one of the most difficult to farm vineyards in the Douro Valley.  Dona Matilde passed out of the family with the sale of the entire Barros group in 2006, but less than a year later Manoel Moreira’s grandson, Manuel Angelo Barros, was able to buy it back and return the Barros family to the Port and fine wine business.

Many of you have loved the family’s 2007 Vintage Port when we’ve offered it in the past, but importer Jonas Gustafsson and Filippe Barros agree with me that the 2011 is a substantial step up in quality and sophistication.  The wine opens with lovely aromas of dried blackcurrant and raisin with a touch of leafy tobacco, wet stone minerality, and vanilla spice.  The aromas carry through on the rich palate where nutty, spicy, undertones emerge and the sense of minerality gets stronger.  As you’d hope for in a young Vintage Port, there’s very nice grip to the firm tannins and plenty of juicy, refreshing, acids to keep everything fresh and focused. The chewy tannins don’t get in the way of the long finish where the minerality and spice notes really shine.  Try this now with walnuts and Stilton cheese or cellar it for as long as you’d like to.

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Quinta Dona Matilde Porto Colheita 1982 Product #27906 (In Stock)
Quinta Dona Matilde Porto Colheita 1982 Quinta Dona Matilde Porto Colheita 1982

You’ve only got a little while to grab some of this stunning, 30 year-old Port, because there are only 2 cases to go around – and it’s taking all of my willpower not to take it all home myself! A Tawny-style port, all from the 1982 vintage, that aged in barrel until being bottled in late 2013.  The dominant theme here is caramel coated walnut with variations ranging from candied orange peel to crystalized rose petal, sugar-dusted dried currant, rich toffee, sweet spice and more.  Every sip rings in a new tune.  Even with all the richness, this glides across your palate weightlessly and the sweet, nutty, finish clings in your mouth endlessly.  Amazing wine to share (or hoard for yourself!).

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