Quinta das Carvalhas

Tinto Douro

8.730 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Douro, Portugal
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
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Zachary Price

Last of the holiday wine trip, procured from Total Wine. This is a Portuguese red wine blend from the Douro wine region. The region is known mainly for ports, however, it does produce unfortified red wine. This bottle is a Bordeaux style medium body wine composed of 60-20-20 of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Roriz. The Nacional provides the structure and body, the Franca provides the bouquet, and the Tinta (or more commonly Tempranillo) allows the wine to bring in the smoke and oak from barrel aging. This wine drinks easily with a nice nose and attractive price point. ~$14 | #totalwine #douro #portugueseredblend

On the eyes: Deep dull violet, magenta rim, med stain, med legs, no gas/floc.

On the nose: Smoke, bitter citrus, oak, cocoa nibs, violet, black fruit. Med alcohol.

On the tongue: Med acid, med+ alcohol, med+ tannin, med body. Prunes and black currant, floral notes, earth, and smoke. Med finish. Not too complex. Decant this one!

Last of the holiday wine trip, procured from Total Wine. This is a Portuguese red wine blend from the Douro wine region. The region is known mainly for ports, however, it does produce unfortified red wine. This bottle is a Bordeaux style medium body wine composed of 60-20-20 of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, and Tinta Roriz. The Nacional provides the structure and body, the Franca provides the bouquet, and the Tinta (or more commonly Tempranillo) allows the wine to bring in the smoke and oak from barrel aging. This wine drinks easily with a nice nose and attractive price point. ~$14 | #totalwine #douro #portugueseredblend

On the eyes: Deep dull violet, magenta rim, med stain, med legs, no gas/floc.

On the nose: Smoke, bitter citrus, oak, cocoa nibs, violet, black fruit. Med alcohol.

On the tongue: Med acid, med+ alcohol, med+ tannin, med body. Prunes and black currant, floral notes, earth, and smoke. Med finish. Not too complex. Decant this one!

3 people found it helpfulJan 9th, 2016
Louie Christensen

Not a shy wine. The dark fruit, spicy saddle wood, and sweet smoke present themselves quickly on the nose and palate. Smooth tannins balance out the medium+ body. Please don't tell your friends Portuguese wines taste this good. Seriously...don't ruin this for the rest of us.

Not a shy wine. The dark fruit, spicy saddle wood, and sweet smoke present themselves quickly on the nose and palate. Smooth tannins balance out the medium+ body. Please don't tell your friends Portuguese wines taste this good. Seriously...don't ruin this for the rest of us.

1 person found it helpfulNov 8th, 2015
Kyle Groombridge

That's pretty tasty for the price.. nothing too complex, but if you like dark chewy fruit, a lush mouth feel, and a whif of smoke, this is for you. Great value as always from Portugal.

That's pretty tasty for the price.. nothing too complex, but if you like dark chewy fruit, a lush mouth feel, and a whif of smoke, this is for you. Great value as always from Portugal.

Jan 13th, 2016
Eileen Sene

Smokey initial taste then very flat and mellow taste. Not long lasting taste. Low alcohol taste.

Smokey initial taste then very flat and mellow taste. Not long lasting taste. Low alcohol taste.

Oct 19th, 2016
Vicky

Yummy dark fruit, let sit for a while

Yummy dark fruit, let sit for a while

Apr 11th, 2016
Brian Franke

Have had better Duoro's but this is decent enough. Peppery, dry finish, dark fruit and high acidity. Medium body.

Have had better Duoro's but this is decent enough. Peppery, dry finish, dark fruit and high acidity. Medium body.

Mar 2nd, 2016
Kiran Punnilathil

I enjoyed this wine a lot.

I enjoyed this wine a lot.

Dec 26th, 2015
Terrance Creighton

Nice nose, but very high tannins on the palate

Nice nose, but very high tannins on the palate

Sep 15th, 2015
MaJ CappS

Gentle wine, lead shavings, and stiff structure. Touriga this, Touriga that, a dash of Tinto r, the classic Douro grape varietals. Lingering wafts of dark fruits and deep blues.

Gentle wine, lead shavings, and stiff structure. Touriga this, Touriga that, a dash of Tinto r, the classic Douro grape varietals. Lingering wafts of dark fruits and deep blues.

Jul 29th, 2015
Robert Klimkiewicz Jr.

"Strong and smokey" as the other rating said is right on the money.

"Strong and smokey" as the other rating said is right on the money.

Mar 8th, 2015