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Quinta da Devesa, 2018 Vintage Port

Vintage Port in presentation box, DOC Douro
***92 Points- Wine Advocate***

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 20%

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$90.78 USD

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Description

Quinta da Devesa Vintage Port is an exceptional wine, produced from carefully selected grapes of the best plots, exclusively from the estate. Vinified traditionally in granite lagares, the ageing process occurred in oak vats before bottling, between the second and third year.

Learn more about Quinta da Devesa

The 2018 Vintage Port is a 50/30 blend of Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, with the rest Sousão, all aged in old balseiros (large upright barrels) for one year. It was bottled May 21, 2020, with 115 grams of residual sugar. Sweet and light on opening, not showing much concentration, this does better with structure. It has some serious pop on the finish, eventually overwhelming the sweet fruit. There's a real backbone. The next day, it had fleshed out a bit too. That's just what it needed in order to shine. It had notably improved and was downright impressive, the mid-palate now coming closer to balancing the pure power. This has a lot to offer—and a lot more than I thought on my first tastes—but it needs some time to make its case better and demonstrate that all its parts are in balance. There were 3,000 bottles produced.



2018 Devesa Technical Sheet

Reviews

***92+ Points - Mark Squires (eRobert Parker)***
The 2018 Vintage Port is a 50/30 blend of Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, with the rest Sousão, all aged in old balseiros (large upright barrels) for one year. It was bottled May 21, 2020, with 115 grams of residual sugar. Sweet and light on opening, not showing much concentration, this does better with structure. It has some serious pop on the finish, eventually overwhelming the sweet fruit. There's a real backbone. The next day, it had fleshed out a bit too. That's just what it needed in order to shine. It had notably improved and was downright impressive, the mid-palate now coming closer to balancing the pure power. This has a lot to offer—and a lot more than I thought on my first tastes—but it needs some time to make its case better and demonstrate that all its parts are in balance. There were 3,000 bottles produced.. July 2020 (Mark Squires)

I haven’t come across this producer before. This Vintage Port is a deep purple hue, with dried roses and, with air, bergamot to the nose and palate A touch of iodine too. Soft, plush blackberry and plum, flavours of sloe gin, with liquorice. The tannins are tactile, a little four square, making for a grippy finish. Quite solid. 113g/l residual sugar, 20%- Sarah Ahmed- Wine Detective

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