Passagem Wines Reserve Red 2011 - The Vineyard
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Passagem Wines Reserve Red 2011

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Passagem Wines Reserve Red 2011


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It is very interesting to compare the two different terroirs and regions of the Douro. The wines from la Rosa have a greater minerality whilst the Douro Superior produces fruitier, aromatic, more expressive wines. Jorge successfully manages to keep the freshness and balance in these. Elegant and subtle aromas with notes of violet, bergamot and plum. A true explosion of flavours on the palate with attractive black fruit followed by citric undertones which gives a good fresh balance and length. This is a serious, yet at the same time amusing wine.
Category Red Wine
Region Portugal, Douro
Brand Passagem Wines
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine SpectatorA sumptuous and luscious red, with a briary character to the rich dark and red fruit flavors, layered with savory and minerally notes. Medium-grained tannins emerge on the supple finish, accented by cream and cocoa powder details. Drink now through 2020. 750 cases made.

Kim Marcus, October 15, 2014
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Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Reserva Passagem is a blend of 40% Touriga Nacional and 45% Touriga Franca with 15% Tinta Cao, aged in 100% new French oak for 18 months. It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. This is a bit too oaky at the moment, but that should improve as it settles in and settles down. In the meanwhile, it shows beautiful balance with controlled tannins and a juicy, flavorful finish. Notwithstanding my oak comments, this also shows fine purity and I think it will absorb much of the oak. This could be the best Passagem yet, combining elegance and flavor. I liked the silkier texture it developed as it aired, too. There were 10,000 bottles produced. Drink now-2024.

Mark Squires, June 2014

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