Posted on March 3rd, 2008
Quinta De Fafide, is a true value-buster mega deal of a wine. From the Duoro (the Duero in Spanish) in Portugal (see Google Map)
Available in Marks & Spencer for under ten yoyo. Smugly, I picked it up with an additional 30% off in the M&S wine sale. To be honest, I can’t fault this wine. Absolute super quality at super crazy price.
I’ll be getting more of this, if there’s any left.
Oh yeah, the smell & taste thing: Intense, full bodied, cherry, blackberry with vanilla. Good tannin and acid balance, ultra silky smooth.
The M&S label notes:
Portugal’s dry and hot Douro Valley, to the north of the country, is renowned throughout the world for its fine port, and is seen increasingly as the source of some of Europe’s finest red table wines. This superb example is made from a blend of traditional grapes from the region. The winemaker Rui Madeira, whose family owns vineyards and olive groves in the upper Douro.The wine was aged in French and American oak. To retain flavour and complexity this wine has had only minimal handling. This may result in a small harmless sediment forming over time.