|Quinta do Vale MeÃ£o|
Location: Pocinho, Douro
This is one of the great wine estates of the Douro, if not the world.
A snaphot of Quinta do Vale MeÃ£oâ€™s track record:
Wine Enthusiast Annual Worldâ€™s Top 100 rated wines
2011: Quinta do Vale MeÃ£o 2008: placed 32
2008: Quinta do Vale MeÃ£o 2005: placed 55 (94 points)
2007: Quinta do Vale MeÃ£o 2004: placed 67 (94 points)
Wine Spectator Annual Worldâ€™s Top 100 rated wines
2011: Quinta do Vale MeÃ£o 2008: placed 64 (95 points)
2009: Meandro 2006: placed 48 (92 points)
2007: Meandro 2005: placed 64 (91 points)
2006: Quinta do Vale MeÃ£o 2004: placed 18 (97 points)
2004: Quinta do Vale MeÃ£o 2000: placed 20 (95 points)
Francisco Olazabal was named â€œRevista de Vinhosâ€ Winemaker of the Year 2011
For older vintage information please contact us or consult the producerâ€™s website
Quinta do Vale MeÃ£o
Current Vintage: 2009
"Expensive it may be, but this is simply stunning wine, comparable in quality to the very best in the world. Its and uncanny mix of the elegant and the powerful with aromatic, violet left, very pure red and balck fruit and mineral depths."
- Observer Food Monthly, David Williams, 20th February 2012
Meandro de Vale MeÃ£o
Current Vintage: 2010
We seem to keep saying this, but probably the best Meandro yet. Its getting harder and harder to think of this as a 'second' wine. Trademark super-fine grained tannins provide the frame for layers and layers of dusty-rich fruit.
"The 'second' wine made by genius Francisco Olazabal from a blend of eight local grapes, dominated by Touriga Nacional. Full of fruit and spice, fleshy yet firm with true Douro grip and very good value." Steven Spurrier in Decanter Magazine, on the 2008 vintage
"This is what's known in posh wine circles as a 'second wine', which generally speaking means a wine made from spare grapes that have not made it into a producer's top wine. There's no sense of leftovers here, though. With a violet, floral lift to the dark fruit, a suggestion of wild herbs and a purring understated power, this is a very classy match for roast meat." David Williams, Observer, 1st January 2012.
2001 Vintage Porto
2004 Vintage Porto
Decanter 5 stars.