Meandro do Vale Meão Tinto

Meandro do Vale Meão Tinto 2019

  • Douro
  • Portugal
  • 75cl

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Dark, rich, red colour with grapey-blueberry-blackberry nose. Gargantuan blueberry and black currant/cassis flavours. Red fruits blend with a meaty mid-palate, light oak and loads of acidity. Black pepper underneath and wonderful minerality. A big wine that is not overly tannic and will pair well with barbecued cuts of meat, rich tomato dishes or simply enjoyed on its own.

“The 2019 Meandro do Vale Meão is a blend of 44% Touriga Nacional, 35% Touriga Franca, 15% Tinta Roriz and dollops of Tinta Barroca and Alicante Bouschet for the rest, all aged in used French oak for 14 months. It comes in at 14.1% alcohol. The little brother of the wonderful Quinta do Vale Meão Estate Tinto this report, this is a scaled-back version in most respects while keeping many echoes of what is good. The fruit profile retains beautiful concentration of fruit. The texture is still caressing, and the tannins are ripe. It is quite graceful as well. Unlike its big brother, though, this also shows off a nice price point. It can be a great house pour or restaurant wine. I don’t think it has nearly the upside or grandeur of its big brother, but it is very nice for the price, and it can be drunk now. That’s not to say it won’t improve over the next year or two, but holding this a decade or more won’t likely bring many rewards.” – 90 Pts, Mark Squires, RobertParker.com (Tasted Feb 2022)

Code:

PGMEANDB

Bottle Size

75cl

ABV

14

Vintage

2019

Closure

Cork

Country

Portugal

Region

Douro

Grape

Touriga Nacional