Quinta da Devesa – 2013 Reserva – Douro 

Quinta da Devesa – 2013 Reserva – Douro 

The nose is aromatic, concentrated and offers power. It reveals notes of cassis, blackberry and small notes of liquorice associated with touches of strawberry, small berries as well as touches of flowers, olive tree / local vegetation, racy minerality, mocha, spices, Ceylon tea and Sichuan pepper. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a good definition, juiciness, tension, an acidulous frame as well as a small minerality. On the palate this wine expresses notes of blackberry, wild cassis and small notes of strawberry, black cherry associated with touches of flowers, olive / vegetation, fresh / juicy blueberry, tonka bean as well as very discreet toasted hints and an imperceptible hint of Sichuan pepper (in the background). The finish is slightly tight. Tannins are fine and a bit dry. Good persistence with notes of tonka bean and on a very discreet hint of caramelization.

Note (Score): 14.75/20

Note (Score): 88-89/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)