Very concentrated in color. Intense nose, complex, with many aromatic nuances. A vibrant palate with great elegance, excellent integration of wood, and a wonderful spectrum of flavours, with a very long and complex finish.
Quinta do Vale MeÃ£o Douro Tinto
"This wine is dominated by Touriga Nacional, which offers a backbone of dark tannins that gives it a firm structure and will allow it to age for many years. Produced in open stone lagars, it has richness and impressive opulence in black fruit tones that are cut by juicy acidity." Drink from 2022. - 97 points, Wine Enthusiast, RV, Cellar Selection, April 2016, 2013 vintage"The 2013 Tinto (the Estate, flagship red here) is a blend of 58% Touriga Nacional, 35% Touriga Franca, 5% Tinta Barroca and 2% Tinta Roriz, aged for 18 months in 225-liter Allier barriques (80% new and 20% second use). It comes in at 14% alcohol. Adding a layer of concentration and more power to the Meandro, its sibling reviewed this issue, this has a wonderfully elegant feel, while adding some surprising pop and power to the gripping and lingering finish. Let's not forget the part where it provides wonderful intensity of flavor on the finish. It's just delicious this year, without ever being candied, sweet or obvious. Subtle at times, yet intense and persistent, this perfectly balanced beauty should hold well. It has some things to prove in the cellar, but it should develop well. As time goes on, I'm expanding drinking windows, but let's remain a little on the conservative side. Sourced from vines averaging 45 years in age, there were 2,050 cases produced." – 95 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Mark Squires, March 2016"Ripe and full-bodied, with firm and rich flavors of dark plum, blackberry and mocha. Displays a luscious creaminess, with concentrated dark chocolate notes and a well-spiced, muscular finish. Drink now through 2018." 93 points, Wine Spectator, June 2013