Quinto do Vallado, Douro (Portugal) Quinta do Orga Superior 2019

($40, Quintessential Wines):  Although Quinta do Vallado’s non fortified wines may be a relatively new addition to their portfolio, the notable Port-producing Ferreira family has owned the quinta for six generations.  This big red wine, a blend of typical Port grapes of Touriga Nacional (80%), Touriga Franca (18%), and Sousão, display remarkable elegance for its size.  It’s a bold red, certainly, but it’s not overdone or out sized.  Paradoxically, it actually feels restrained for its size.  Suave texture increases its appeal.  Drink it this summer with a garlic laden grilled leg of lamb or save it for a snowy day.
91 Michael Apstein Jun 21, 2022