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2010 Quinta da Falorca Touriga Nacional DAO

$29.99 $19.99

Regular Price $29.99

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Bacchus, while pleasantly sipping a wine of the week – the Falorca T-Nac, accidentally discovered another wine by Falorca, and that is this week’s special feature.

 

The 2010 Quinta da Falorca Touriga-Nacional from Dao, is amazing, and even more amazingly, our friendly wine critics suggested that the drinking window just starts about now and will go another 10 years.

 

Be advised, once again, this Portuguese red is NOT a Porto – it is not fortified, it is a straight, red still wine made from TN – the grape used in vintage port.

 

What led Bacchus to this wine? While discussing the fine deal on the T-Nac, the supplier mentioned another even more hidden gem, which had not been shopped because of the minuscule amount left. Originally, only about 340 cases of this wine was made for the entire world, and a small fraction came to the USA.

 

Here’s the drinking notes on the Quinta da Falorca:

 

Surprisingly Old World style, given recent wine drinking tastes. The TN is giant in this glass – firm, tannic and mouth filling. Because of the winemaking techniques, the grapes were picked late in the season to retain flavor and sugars, thus alcohol is a little high, but that’s because the sugars were high. Along with the toastiness from the French Oak, there’s earth, cedar, vanilla, hints of currants. Now eight years old, it still seems young, give it plenty of air before diving in.

 

By the way, this little number registered 93 points on the Wine Advocate Scale, here’s their take:

“The 2010 Touriga Nacional Quinta da Falorca, seen here as a first look, was only in bottle about 90 days when seen. It is sourced from 40-year-old-vines containing some 30 different clones. Despite its recent bottling, it seems like a beauty in this vintage, caressing in texture, more lively than the Reserva Lagar also reviewed this issue, showing increasing complexity with air and the probability of harmony in the future. It was aged for 18 months in new French oak, then held back in tank for another 18 months. This is an impressive Touriga in its earthy and complex style. There are tannins in the back – so don’t be surprised if it is a better idea to hold it rather than plunge in. There were 4,635 bottles made. Drink 2015-2028. 93 Points.”

 

A 93 point wine, still fully engaged and able to withstand several more years in bottle and on the shelf. But sadly, we have the remaining few boxes. Then it is gone. Unless you travel to Brazil, where they have some – at $72 a bottle.

 

2010 Quinta da Falorca Touriga Nacional Dao

Regular price $29.99

On Sale $19.99

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