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Castelinho Vinhos

Douro (Portugal)


Wines Reviewed: 9
Average Score: ✧✧✧✧

Douro 1999 Douro 1999
Douro Colheita Especial 1999 Douro Colheita Especial 1999
Douro Lagar dos Saraivas 1999 Douro Lagar dos Saraivas 1999
Douro Reserva 1999 Douro Reserva 1999
Quinta do Castelinho Porto LBV 1997 Quinta do Castelinho Porto LBV 1997
Quinta do Castelinho Porto Tawny 10 Years Old Quinta do Castelinho Porto Tawny 10 Years Old
Quinta do Castelinho Porto Tawny 20 Years Old Quinta do Castelinho Porto Tawny 20 Years Old
Quinta do Castelinho Porto Vintage 1999 Quinta do Castelinho Porto Vintage 1999
Quinta do Castelinho Porto Vintage 2000 Quinta do Castelinho Porto Vintage 2000



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  Douro 1999, Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Douro 1999

Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

(Douro)
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Douro) The wine shows a ruby red color and nuances of purplish red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals pleasing aromas, clean and elegant, mainly of fruit, such as black cherry, strawberry, raspberry and blackberry followed by eucalyptus, violet and vanilla. In mouth has good correspondence to the nose, full bodied and good balance between tannins and alcohol. The finish is persistent with evident hints of raspberry, strawberry and black cherry.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Game, Braised meat, Stewed meat, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

Issue 6, March 2003



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  Douro Colheita Especial 1999, Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Douro Colheita Especial 1999

Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

(Douro)
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Douro) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of purplish red, moderate transparency. The nose denotes intense and clean aromas of fruit such as black cherry, blackberry, plum and black currant followed by hints of vanilla. The mouth reveals good correspondence to the nose, excellent balance and full body. The finish is persistent with clean and evident hints of blackberry and black cherry. This wine is aged in American oak barrels.

Alcohol: 13%

Game, Braised meat, Stewed meat, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

February 2003



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  Douro Lagar dos Saraivas 1999, Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Douro Lagar dos Saraivas 1999

Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

(Douro)
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧✧

(Douro) Simply a great wine. This wine has an intense ruby red color and nuances of purplish red, little transparency. The nose reveals great personality with clean, elegant and refined aromas. There can be perceived aromas of black cherry jam, blueberry and black currant followed by licorice, eucalyptus, coffee, vanilla and toasted. The mouth denotes excellent correspondence to the nose, excellent balance and full body. The finish is very persistent with long and pleasing hints of black cherry jam and black currant. Exceptional wine.

Alcohol: 12.8%

Game, Braised meat, Stewed meat, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

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  Douro Reserva 1999, Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Douro Reserva 1999

Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

(Douro)
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Francesa
Red Wine Red Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

(Douro) The wine shows a brilliant ruby red color and nuances of purplish red, little transparency. The nose denotes elegance with clean, refined and intense aromas of black cherry, raspberry, blueberry, plum and black currant followed by licorice, violet and vanilla. In mouth reveals full body with good correspondence to the nose. The attack is pretty alcoholic however well balanced by tannins. The finish is persistent with hints of black cherry, plum and black currant. This wine is aged in American oak barrels until it is being bottled.

Alcohol: 13%

Game, Braised meat, Stewed meat, Roasted meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

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  Quinta do Castelinho Porto LBV 1997, Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Quinta do Castelinho Porto LBV 1997

Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Porto (Douro)
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Francesa
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Porto (Douro) The wine has a ruby red color and nuances of garnet red, moderate transparency. The nose reveals intense and persistent aromas, clean and very elegant with great personality. There can be perceived aromas of black cherry, cherry jam, strawberry jam, blueberry and blackberry as well as as intense and pleasing aroma of violet. In the mouth is round, soft, balanced with good correspondence to the nose, good balance between alcohol and tannins. The finish is very persistent with clean and very long hints of violet and cherry. Excellent Port which will be capable of giving great emotions with a further aging in bottle.

Alcohol: 20%

Hard and piquant cheese, Fruit tarts, Confectionery

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

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  Quinta do Castelinho Porto Tawny 10 Years Old, Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Quinta do Castelinho Porto Tawny 10 Years Old

Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Porto (Douro)
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Francesa
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧✧

Porto (Douro) Excellent 10 years old Port. The wine shows a deep orange red color and nuances of orange red, transparent. The nose is rich, intense and of great personality, with clean and elegant aromas of black cherry jam, cherry jam, almond, licorice, cocoa, leather, dried fig and and elegant touch of dried violet and vanilla. In the mouth is rich, complex and has good correspondence to the nose, soft tannins well balanced by alcohol. The finish is very persistent with very long, elegant and pleasing hints of dried violet, dried fig and cherry jam. A great Port, very well made and elegant which will give rich and intense emotions even when enjoyed alone.

Alcohol: 20%

Hard and piquant cheese, Dried fruits

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

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  Quinta do Castelinho Porto Tawny 20 Years Old, Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Quinta do Castelinho Porto Tawny 20 Years Old

Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Porto (Douro)
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Francesa
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧✧

Porto (Douro) Magnificent 20 years old Port. The wine shows a deep amber yellow color and nuances of amber yellow, transparent. The nose is rich, elegant and of great personality with intense aromas, clean, complex and harmonious. There can be perceived aromas of caramel, fig jam, plum jam, chocolate, leather, mushrooms, almond, rhubarb and cinchona as well as hints of vanilla sugar. In mouth reveals an excellent correspondence to the nose, rich, intense and complex, harmonious and well balanced. The finish is very persistent with pleasing, elegant and very elegant hints of caramel, fig jam and plum jam. A great and magnificent Port, rich in emotions which can be tasted alone in complete meditation.

Alcohol: 20%

Hard and piquant cheese, Dried fruits

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 17 °C
(62 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

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  Quinta do Castelinho Porto Vintage 1999, Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Quinta do Castelinho Porto Vintage 1999

Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Porto (Douro)
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Francesa
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Porto (Douro) The wine shows a ruby red color and nuances of purplish red, little transparency. The nose reveals pleasing aromas of black berried fruit such as black cherry, cherry macerated in alcohol, blueberry and blackberry as well as an intense and very pleasing aroma of violet followed by hints of vanilla. The mouth denotes good balance, intense, full bodied and good correspondence to the nose, good tannins well balanced by alcohol and good roundness. The finish is persistent with clean and pleasing hints of violet and black cherry. A very good Port which will certainly improve with some more bottle aging.

Alcohol: 20%

Hard and piquant cheese, Fruit tarts, Confectionery

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

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  Quinta do Castelinho Porto Vintage 2000, Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Quinta do Castelinho Porto Vintage 2000

Castelinho Vinhos (Portugal)

Porto (Douro)
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa
Fortified Wine Fortified Wine Score: ✧✧✧✧

Porto (Douro) The wine has a beautiful and intense ruby red color with nuances of purplish red, little transparency. The nose denotes intense and persistent aromas of red berried fruit such as black cherry, cherry macerated in alcohol and blueberry as well as an intense and pleasing aroma of violet and hints of vanilla. In mouth the wine is sweet, alcoholic and round with evident tannins, good balance and correspondence to the nose. The finish is persistent with evident hints of cherry macerated in alcohol and violet. A well made Port although it still has a young character, however the wine has excellent characteristics that give hope for a magnificent bottle aging.

Alcohol: 20%

Hard and piquant cheese, Fruit tarts, Confectionery

Suggested glass Fortified Wines 16 °C
(60 °F)
(Fortified Wines)

February 2003


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