Quintada-da-Boavista-Oratorio-2013

Quintada da Boavista, Oratorio, 2013

“The 2013 Vinha do Oratório Vinhas Velhas (Quinta da Boavista) is a field blend from a single vineyard planted in 1930, aged for 18 months in new French oak (co-owner Tony Smith implied that will change—but at the moment, since this is their first harvest, new oak is all they have, he said). He added that this “contains some of the highest terraces in the Douro – some measuring over 8 meters tall.” It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. After acquiring this Quinta from Sogrape recently, Lima & Smith clearly intend to make a statement with the terroir. Crisp and fresh, this has big power and old-school mid-palate finesse. Laced with dark flavors, plums and blue fruit, this has fine grip on the finish, but it is just a bit too tight to approach now. It seems to have a bright future—almost as bright as the wine’s demeanor—but it is wholly unevolved. I’m leaning up for its potential, but it is all about the potential just now. This should hit the USA market around now, when this article appears, or not long after. There were a bit less than 1,000 bottles produced."
- Wine Advocate (94 points)
Issued Oct. 2016

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: C9626
Varietal: Other Red Wines
Type: Red
Winery: Quintada da Boavista
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$189.95 $162.50
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$2,279.40 $1,950.00
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: C9626
Varietal: Other Red Wines
Type: Red
Winery: Quintada da Boavista

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“The 2013 Vinha do Oratório Vinhas Velhas (Quinta da Boavista) is a field blend from a single vineyard planted in 1930, aged for 18 months in new French oak (co-owner Tony Smith implied that will change—but at the moment, since this is their first harvest, new oak is all they have, he said). He added that this “contains some of the highest terraces in the Douro – some measuring over 8 meters tall.” It comes in at 13.5% alcohol. After acquiring this Quinta from Sogrape recently, Lima & Smith clearly intend to make a statement with the terroir. Crisp and fresh, this has big power and old-school mid-palate finesse. Laced with dark flavors, plums and blue fruit, this has fine grip on the finish, but it is just a bit too tight to approach now. It seems to have a bright future—almost as bright as the wine’s demeanor—but it is wholly unevolved. I’m leaning up for its potential, but it is all about the potential just now. This should hit the USA market around now, when this article appears, or not long after. There were a bit less than 1,000 bottles produced."
- Wine Advocate (94 points)
Issued Oct. 2016