Aliança Quinta Dos Quatro Ventos 2008
Here's a rich, dense, well-balanced and concentrated Douro red, with less prominent oak than previous vintages (a...
Ideal medium-tier label from this massive producer. Dark-opaque ruby in colour, the 2008 Quinta dos Quatros Ventos...
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I agree with Paul Forget, but rate it higher. Very smooth and pleasant tasting, moderately complex with a decent finish, I just ran out and bought four more.
Dense ruby. Plenty of flavour and is developing well. Black cherry and currant with earthy, smoky, spicy characters. Medium-full bodied with gripping tannin. Showing some refinement and would benefit from decanting to really enjoy.
On the nose, this blend opened up with aromas of cherry, black fruit, sandalwood and, Moroccan spices. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied, very youthful with ripe black fruit, balanced acidity and grainy tannins. Medium length on the finish, soft texture, almost sweet with light tannins lingering. This wine’s style is almost new world, very ripe, feels sweet even if the wine is listed as extra-dry, quite charming and easy drinking. I would buy this again.
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Deep purple ruby, this has a nose that is initially fairly tight, but opens in time to reveal cassis, dark cherry, wet clay and an uplifting menthol note. Medium bodied and rich on the palate with fine, grippy tannins and elevated acidity. Well balanced and soft, with flavours of earth/clay, cassis, smoke and subtle cooking spice notes. Very elegant.
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I didn't find this wine to be all that dense or rich. It was balanced and fresh, with black fruits, plum, and an almost meaty/dried herb finish. I found the fruit opened up a little more after 30 minutes in the glass, and it became a little more complex, but not much.
I almost want to say the bottle might have had a fault based on some of the other very good reviews, but I couldn't detect anything.
This was just ok to me. Not worth $25...more in line with what I'd expect from a $17 dollar bottle.