Quinta Vale D. Maria ( Quinta Vale Dona Maria )

Vinha Da Francisca Douro

9.421 ratings
9.43 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
Mark Kulpins

All the benefits of a big wine.....dark fruit, anise, mint, cedar, but balanced by a streak of slate and zero unnecessary weight. Unbelievably silky mouthfeel. Find some.

All the benefits of a big wine.....dark fruit, anise, mint, cedar, but balanced by a streak of slate and zero unnecessary weight. Unbelievably silky mouthfeel. Find some.

1 person found it helpfulJan 15th, 2015
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

8.9

Good core of fruit though bit dumb

Good core of fruit though bit dumb

Feb 27th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Another rare Douro Beauty, this is harder to find than most cult wines and unicorns! Beautifully expressive of place, with more red fruits and a little more opulence than the Rio. An exceptional wine and on my list of must finds.

Another rare Douro Beauty, this is harder to find than most cult wines and unicorns! Beautifully expressive of place, with more red fruits and a little more opulence than the Rio. An exceptional wine and on my list of must finds.

Feb 22nd, 2016
Stanislav Lobanov

17.5/20 (93/100) Аромат чёрного шоколада, ванили, спелых ягод черники и ежевики, чернослива и метола. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и довольно интенсивными, бархатистыми по текстуре танинами. Выраженная шоколадная горчинка во вкусе. Отлично!

17.5/20 (93/100) Аромат чёрного шоколада, ванили, спелых ягод черники и ежевики, чернослива и метола. Тельное с высокой кислотностью и довольно интенсивными, бархатистыми по текстуре танинами. Выраженная шоколадная горчинка во вкусе. Отлично!

Oct 28th, 2020
Peter Hladun

Wine of the night! Round, Cassis, blackberry...just perfect with my pork loin

Wine of the night! Round, Cassis, blackberry...just perfect with my pork loin

Apr 10th, 2019
JKT

GL Portugal tasting 2/15/17. Nose more fruit forward with red berries and some earthiness. Body that's balanced and complex and medium with good length. Lingering fruits and minerals. 9.2. 6 varietals. Toriga mostly. Found that growing then together leave too uniform maturation and fermented all together

GL Portugal tasting 2/15/17. Nose more fruit forward with red berries and some earthiness. Body that's balanced and complex and medium with good length. Lingering fruits and minerals. 9.2. 6 varietals. Toriga mostly. Found that growing then together leave too uniform maturation and fermented all together

Feb 16th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

David had this 5 years ago

David had this 5 years ago

Sep 9th, 2015
Miguel Melo de Carvalho

Miguel had this a month ago

Miguel had this a month ago

Dec 31st, 2020
Cesar Da Silva

Cesar had this 10 months ago

Cesar had this 10 months ago

Mar 24th, 2020
Carlos Ruiz García

Carlos had this a year ago

Carlos had this a year ago

Nov 3rd, 2019