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Quinta da Manoella Douro Red Blend

8.959 ratings
9.022 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
Jordan Wardlaw

Ever so slightly corked, but showing serious potential. Hoping for another sample soon.

Ever so slightly corked, but showing serious potential. Hoping for another sample soon.

Feb 23rd, 2019
Sheri Pattillo

Consulting Sommelier Texas Hill Country

9.1

Earth, black plum, mocha, pipe tobacco and vanilla. Slightly dusty tannins. Beautiful wine.

Earth, black plum, mocha, pipe tobacco and vanilla. Slightly dusty tannins. Beautiful wine.

2 people found it helpfulJul 22nd, 2015
Ari Erle

Savory, intense Plum, licorice, graphite, purple aromas, great texture and chalky financial sh. All old vines that are field blend, chocolate, cacao,

Savory, intense Plum, licorice, graphite, purple aromas, great texture and chalky financial sh. All old vines that are field blend, chocolate, cacao,

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2017
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

14% abv | $22 (sample)
60% touriga nacional, 25% touriga franca, 10% tinta roriz, 5% tinta francisca

Deep ruby-black color. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and smoky black plums segue a plummy, plush palate. Very ripe but with a pleasant smokiness; it tastes like port without the fortification, for good reason. Overall a delicious wine by the glass, but a good complement to roasted game, cured meats, and aged sheep’s milk cheeses.

14% abv | $22 (sample)
60% touriga nacional, 25% touriga franca, 10% tinta roriz, 5% tinta francisca

Deep ruby-black color. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and smoky black plums segue a plummy, plush palate. Very ripe but with a pleasant smokiness; it tastes like port without the fortification, for good reason. Overall a delicious wine by the glass, but a good complement to roasted game, cured meats, and aged sheep’s milk cheeses.

1 person found it helpfulJan 26th, 2014
Mauricio Machado

Mauricio had this 7 years ago

Mauricio had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 19th, 2013
Ari Erle

Beautiful intense aromas of plum, licorice, candy, Med tannins and acid, bit short on finish

Beautiful intense aromas of plum, licorice, candy, Med tannins and acid, bit short on finish

Mar 23rd, 2017
Beau Carson

Spectacular, and worked perfectly with teriyaki and pork chops. Mocha, pipe tobacco, black cherry, rich, and nice dusty tannins.

Spectacular, and worked perfectly with teriyaki and pork chops. Mocha, pipe tobacco, black cherry, rich, and nice dusty tannins.

Mar 9th, 2017
Denis Roudenko

16.5/20 (91/100)

Много черной сливы, перец, кардамон, тонкая замше. Красиво, плотно.

#dwportugal

16.5/20 (91/100)

Много черной сливы, перец, кардамон, тонкая замше. Красиво, плотно.

#dwportugal

Mar 20th, 2016
Christy Canterbury MW

Master of Wine

9.0

Big & brooding. Already evolving but in a lovely fashion.

Big & brooding. Already evolving but in a lovely fashion.

Nov 29th, 2015
Matt Lasater

Deep concentration and color. Nose dark fruit dominated; blackberry, black plum, huckleberry. Tobacco, cigar, smoke and coffee tones. Palate shows more tart fruit, tobacco spice, mocha, and some iron. Begins to evolve more and more with air. 60% touriga nacional, 25% touriga franca, 10% tinto roriz, 5% tinta fracisca.

Deep concentration and color. Nose dark fruit dominated; blackberry, black plum, huckleberry. Tobacco, cigar, smoke and coffee tones. Palate shows more tart fruit, tobacco spice, mocha, and some iron. Begins to evolve more and more with air. 60% touriga nacional, 25% touriga franca, 10% tinto roriz, 5% tinta fracisca.

Sep 16th, 2015