Lua Cheia Old Vines Red 2014, Doc Douro

Red Blend Red Blend
Douro, Portugal

$13.95 (266882)

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89 pts
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October 15, 2016

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a terrific place to spend your $13 on a bottle of wine. It well over-delivers on flavour depth, intensity and...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has real charm and surprising density and interest for $14. It's young and exuberant with lifted violet,...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a beautiful aromatic red blend with a lot going on for a $13 wine. The fragrant nose of blackberry and black...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Picks up right where the 2013 left off, with old vines wisdom, from clean, gently pressed grapes, for purity of Douro...

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Community Reviews (3)

David Brodati
David Brodati

This red blend from the Douro is superb value. Good intensity of aromas and depth and concentraion of dark fruit, supported by judicious oak, good acidity, mild tannin and slight alcohol heat. Balanced with some complexity, purity of fruit, depth and excellent length bumps this inexpensive wine into the 90 point range in my view. Definitely a multi-bottle purchase. Oct. 2016.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Great expression of the Douro here. The fine dark fruit is enhanced with herbal notes but thankfully not abused by any significant oak that I can detect. A nice lingering finish with a bit of tart acidity. At $14, worth getting a few bottles for sure. One of the best values this year at Vintages. Tasted Oct 2016.

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Mark Lesniak
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