Quinta do Silval, Dorna Velha – Tinta Nacional 2017 – Douro

Quinta do Silval, Dorna Velha – Tinta Nacional 2017 – Douro

The nose is beautifully elegant, fine, racy, full of finesse and offers a beautiful finesse of the grain, a fine complexity, a small aerial side, roundness, gourmandize as well as a beautiful finesse of the grain. It reveals notes of Boysenberry, fleshy cassis and small notes of juicy small blue fruits associated with fine touches of plum, sense of place as well as a very discreet hint of nutmeg, hazelnut, olive tree, salinity and an imperceptible hint of gray pepper. The palate is fruity, acidulous, full of elegance / finesse, beautifully defined, elegant and offers juiciness, freshness, a beautiful finesse of the suavity, fat, a very fine grain as well as a fine acidulous frame. On the palate this wine expresses notes of fleshy / juicy cassis, fleshy / juicy Boysenberry and small notes of fleshy / juicy strawberry associated with a touch of ripe / juicy redcurrants, hints of violet, small local flowers, sense of place as well as very slight toasted hints, tonka bean, toasted almonds, black olive and a subtle hint of caramelization. Tannins are fine, elegant and structuring. Beautiful persistence.

Note (Score): 17.5 /20

Note (Score): 95/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 01/2020

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)