Symington Family Estates

Altano Douro Tinta Barroca Blend

8.6259 ratings
8.39 pro ratings
Douro, Portugal
Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish, Turkey, Vanilla & Caramel, Fruit & Berries, Exotic Spices, Pate, Potato, Chicken, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pungent Cheese, Squash & Root Vegetables, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Baking Spices, Nuts & Seeds, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Quinoa, Sweet Potato
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Altano is produced by the Symington family, known for their long history of producing Vintage Ports in the Douro, under such labels as Grahams, Warres, Dows and Quinta do Vesuvio. Dark red, a blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, with floral and sweet fruity aromas. On the palate sweet cherry fruit, gentle spice with juicy tannins. Medium finish with good balance, needs food to enjoy.

Altano is produced by the Symington family, known for their long history of producing Vintage Ports in the Douro, under such labels as Grahams, Warres, Dows and Quinta do Vesuvio. Dark red, a blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, with floral and sweet fruity aromas. On the palate sweet cherry fruit, gentle spice with juicy tannins. Medium finish with good balance, needs food to enjoy.

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2017
Berry Schoenmaker

Mooie kleur, zachte smaak, beetje fruitig maar zeker niet te fruitig.
Bijzonder rood wijntje

Mooie kleur, zachte smaak, beetje fruitig maar zeker niet te fruitig.
Bijzonder rood wijntje

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2015
Jacqueline Chambliss FWS

The berry-ness is so smooth. Tannins are almost rustic. Really liked this.

The berry-ness is so smooth. Tannins are almost rustic. Really liked this.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2015
Layne Raines

Great spice and plum flavors for the price. I'd buy it again.

Great spice and plum flavors for the price. I'd buy it again.

1 person found it helpfulJun 12th, 2014
Pierpaolo Petrassi MW

Master of Wine; Head of Beer, Wine & Spirits Waitrose

8.7

Good Portuguese reds are some of the worlds most underrated wines. Those from@the Douro Valley, particularly so. This is a cracking example from the Symington family.

Good Portuguese reds are some of the worlds most underrated wines. Those from@the Douro Valley, particularly so. This is a cracking example from the Symington family.

Dec 11th, 2016
Daisy Wine

Woody

Woody

May 11th, 2014
Denis Roudenko

15.5/20 (85/100)

15.5/20 (85/100)

Feb 14th, 2014
Sue Cooper

Took it to Paps place. Smooth without decanting.

Took it to Paps place. Smooth without decanting.

May 5th, 2022
Thomas Richards

Purchased WS - decent every day Duoro. Opened up after 24h. Felt slightly watered on first night

Purchased WS - decent every day Duoro. Opened up after 24h. Felt slightly watered on first night

Mar 28th, 2022
Emily Ferrin

Wine goddess. Would buy again

Wine goddess. Would buy again

Dec 1st, 2021