NV Quinta do Vallado 10YO Tawny

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Axel P
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NV Quinta do Vallado 10 year old Tawny

Post by Axel P » 20:12 Tue 31 Mar 2009

Normally I would not write about a 10y old Tawny anymore - except on a tasting where I would compare many, but this is an extraordinary good one. As explained to me by the owner, it is actually a bit more of age in there as 10 years and this is easily noticable. Pale color, like you would expect it from a 20y old brother. Full dry fruit bouquet with a very nice complexity and a good freshness. Full palate with nuts, raisins and almonds. A very well made 10y old. 17

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Re: 10y old Quinta do Vallado

Post by RonnieRoots » 21:19 Tue 31 Mar 2009

Agreed, Vallado is the top when it comes to aged tawnies. The 20YO is superb as well.

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Re: 10y old Quinta do Vallado

Post by Axel P » 22:48 Tue 31 Mar 2009

True, but the 10y old is really keeping his head out of the water above (all) the others I have tasted so far. They will most probably start to produce VP from 09 on, when their new building is ready.

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Re: 10y old Quinta do Vallado

Post by RonnieRoots » 09:14 Wed 01 Apr 2009

Really? I kind of liked the idea that they only did aged tawnies. But it will definitely be interesting to see how the quality will be.

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Re: 10y old Quinta do Vallado

Post by Glenn E. » 18:13 Wed 01 Apr 2009

I wish I could find some Vallado in the US... I'd love to try their 20-yr old and see how it stacks up against the Ramos Pinto, Ferreira, Sandeman, Fonseca, and Taylor Fladgate!
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