Quinta do Vale Meão

Meandro Do Vale Meão Douro Tinto Red Blend

8.846 ratings
9.03 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
Top Notes For
Tom Kobylarz

Not many better "regular" Douro Tinta wines, but then again this consistently performs at a level above its basic Douro designation. At around $18-23 USD this is a perennial over achiever and model of approachable young Douro that is expressive and a little finer in texture so it's ready to go but can be aged 5-8 years easy. Red to dark red fruits, spice and a stony schist component add complexity on the nose and palate with good acidity.
Tasted at Quinta do Vale Meao 10/16/2015, tasted at opening and 1.5 hours later.
#meao #dourovalley

Not many better "regular" Douro Tinta wines, but then again this consistently performs at a level above its basic Douro designation. At around $18-23 USD this is a perennial over achiever and model of approachable young Douro that is expressive and a little finer in texture so it's ready to go but can be aged 5-8 years easy. Red to dark red fruits, spice and a stony schist component add complexity on the nose and palate with good acidity.
Tasted at Quinta do Vale Meao 10/16/2015, tasted at opening and 1.5 hours later.
#meao #dourovalley

Nov 3rd, 2015
Alexander Terletskiy

Another amazing wine from Douro.

Another amazing wine from Douro.

Jan 22nd, 2018
Justin Kubiak

Not much on the nose, but excellent going down. Slightly acidic finish.

Not much on the nose, but excellent going down. Slightly acidic finish.

Oct 22nd, 2017
Bobbi Jo Broxson

Delish

Jul 13th, 2017
Matthew Youngs

Nicely balanced red blend. Decent red fruit, not too sharp. Little bit of jam, light tannins, but overall just an easy-drinking red table wine.

Nicely balanced red blend. Decent red fruit, not too sharp. Little bit of jam, light tannins, but overall just an easy-drinking red table wine.

Dec 27th, 2016
Alexandra Albin

yummy, ripe, but balanced,

yummy, ripe, but balanced,

Dec 18th, 2016
David E

Such a gratifying wine to drink slowly. This has the accessibility of a new world wine but with the complexity and evolution of better old world wines. Agreed that this should be given at least an hour to open up. After that it's almost too easy to enjoy.

Such a gratifying wine to drink slowly. This has the accessibility of a new world wine but with the complexity and evolution of better old world wines. Agreed that this should be given at least an hour to open up. After that it's almost too easy to enjoy.

Dec 11th, 2016
A. R.
8.8

One of the most consistent Douro wines that is readily available stateside... on the nose, black fruit, baking spice and vanilla. In the mouth, dark dark fruit, mushrooms and forest, cloves and oak. Tannic midpalate, decent acidity. Slight heat from the alcohol on the finish. Big wine that could use some decanting.

One of the most consistent Douro wines that is readily available stateside... on the nose, black fruit, baking spice and vanilla. In the mouth, dark dark fruit, mushrooms and forest, cloves and oak. Tannic midpalate, decent acidity. Slight heat from the alcohol on the finish. Big wine that could use some decanting.

Nov 6th, 2016
Michael Mendes

Bright red fruit, very disjointed. Chipped?

Bright red fruit, very disjointed. Chipped?

Jul 21st, 2016
Ivan Peci

Nariz no muy agradable. En boca mejor. 25€

Nariz no muy agradable. En boca mejor. 25€

Feb 1st, 2016