Quinta da Devesa – Vinhas Velhas 2011, Reserva – Douro 

Quinta da Devesa – Vinhas Velhas 2011, Reserva – Douro 

The nose offers a small power, gourmandise as well as a fine and very slightly tight grain. It reveals notes of blackberry, toasted notes and small notes of vanilla, cassis associated with small touches of ripe strawberry / cherry as well as very discreet hints of sweet spices and a very discreet hint of Sichuan pepper. The mouth is juicy, fruity, well-balanced, a bit aerial, quite frank and offers a beautiful acidulous frame, a slight tension, precision as well as gourmandise. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy blackberry, juicy ripe raspberry and small notes of juicy cassis combined with touches of juicy blueberry, flowers, licorice, slight hints of vanilla as well as very discreet hint of cardamom and black olive (in the background). Tannins are well-built and very discreetly mellow. Good length. The finish / persistence is gourmand.

Note (Score): 15.75/20

Note (Score): 91-92/100

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)