Quinta do Vallado Touriga Nacional 6/750 2017
Full fragrant aromas of stonefruits carry over from the nose leading to a rich, refreshing palate awash with ripe nectarines and apricots off the branch. A Galician prince among Albarinos, this is richer, fuller, more viscous and still all the more nimble and quick with a snappy acidity and an invigorating quality. An instant favorite among Summer whites, it has plenty of lift to enjoy it on even the hottest afternoon and enough body and texture to accompany a wide array of fish and vegetables off the grill as well as a whole chicken roasted with sage and thyme for that rainy afternoon when lighting the oven is actually a sensible choice.
Wine review by Nicholas D. Livingston, July 2010
Bright pale lemon yellow color leads to a surprisingly shut down nose. All is forgiven on first taste though. Lemons and sweet pineapple are the most pronounced flavors and while this has good acid, it’s got great balance and a pleasant lingering finish. -JL
89 Points - "This Albariño grows on you right away. The wine starts out shy and clean, almost as if it were neutral. But as it opens you’ll see that citrus, saline and tropical fruit flavors emerge. By the time it’s fully unraveled the wine is smooth as glass, comfortable and just right for drinking now."
—M.S. , Wine Enthusiast, April '08
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