Qunita da Rede, Gran Reserva, 2014

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Quinta da Rede

Region: Baixo Corgo, Douro, Portugal

Appellation: Douro DOC

Type: Still Dry Red Wine

Vintage: 2014

Date of Tasting: December 2022

Type of viticulture: Conventional

Grapes used: Touriga Nacional 60% + Tinta Roriz 20% + Touriga Franca 20%

Blend: Mix of Hillside grapes from the same year

Winemaking details: Vegan, Gluten Free, French Oak aging

Aging: 12 months under French Oak

Sugar level: Dry (Low)

Sulphites: Contains Sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Ruby
  • Intensity = Deep

NOSE

  • Intensity = Medium
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Aromas = Redcurrant, Cranberry, Blackberry, Vanilla, Cherry

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Dry
  • Acidity =  Medium
  • Tannins = Medium (fine and well integrated)
  • Alcohol = Medium (14,5°)
  • Body = Medium
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium+
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Flavour details = Redcurrant, Cranberry, Blackberry, Vanilla, Cherry, Dried Cranberry, Hint of Cloves (not found on the nose)
  • Other = Long fruity and well balanced finish
  • Finish = Long

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for up to 8-12 years
    • Will not gain complexity from aging
  • Retail Price = euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = Extremly good value for money
  • Comparison with same price competition = Great quality offered compared to the competition at the same price
  • Suitability for Diabetics = Suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 8°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = Pasta, Meat plates (with Sauces), Beef, Deer…
  • Comments = Do not expect a very powerful wine but rather a wine with a good level of intensity that will seduce you based on its incredible balance and refinement. Overall a very seducing wine thanks to its great balance, fruit intensity and enjoyable tannins. It is clearly a delicate and refined wine with a long enjoyable finish
  • Final Grade = A-

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale
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