2008 Casa Ferreirinha Barca-Velha
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2008 Casa Ferreirinha Barca-Velha
  • WE 100
  • DC 98
  • WA 95
  • WS 94

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WE 100
Wine Enthusiast, June 2017
Cellar Selection. This is the latest release of what has long been regarded as Portugal's iconic wine. And it is magnificent. The last vintage was the 2004 and the wait has now shown to be worthwhile. With its immense...   Cellar Selection. This is the latest release of what has long been regarded as Portugal's iconic wine. And it is magnificent. The last vintage was the 2004 and the wait has now shown to be worthwhile. With its immense span and breadth of flavors and rich structure it is a superb manifestation of the great vineyards of the Douro Superior. Big bold fruits and acidity are matched by the tannins and concentration. Hold this for many years or at least wait until 2022.  
DC 98
Decanter, October 2017
The cool but dry winter was followed by rains in April and May that replenished the water reserves in the soil. A warm, dry summer produced a harmonious vintage starting at the end of August in Douro Superior. It has a...   The cool but dry winter was followed by rains in April and May that replenished the water reserves in the soil. A warm, dry summer produced a harmonious vintage starting at the end of August in Douro Superior. It has a superb deep black-red colour, with ripe black fruits and Douro spice on the nose. There is terrific energy, depth and vineyard purity on the palate, velvety and rich. It's still a baby, but there are no hard edges so it could be opened and appreciated now, although it's better to wait until the next decade. 50% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional, 10% Tinta Roriz, 10% Tinta Cao.  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016
The 2008 Barca Velha, the latest release of this late-released wine, is a blend of 50% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional, 10% Tinta Roriz and 10% Tinto Cão. This is a classic 2008, crisp and elegant, radically...   The 2008 Barca Velha, the latest release of this late-released wine, is a blend of 50% Touriga Franca, 30% Touriga Nacional, 10% Tinta Roriz and 10% Tinto Cão. This is a classic 2008, crisp and elegant, radically different this year than the richer 2007 Reserva Especial (basically the same wine but for designation--that could've been designated as Barca Velha, too). After being opened about 18 hours previously, this showed rather well, but you may not find it quite as approachable if you don't give it some air. When you do approach it, be prepared to take more than a taste. It is easy to underestimate. Graceful in the mid-palate, with lifted fruit on the finish, its most notable feature is its finesse. It is a classic 2008 in that regard--dripping with grace, showing fine structure and impeccable balance. It seems simply effortless. Not particularly expressive or fruity in its youth, this tightens a bit as it airs out. The structure will allow it to age, although the mid-palate concentration is not nearly as impressive. As a typical 2008, that is to be expected to a considerable extent--this vintage never made its bones by mid-palate fleshiness or richness. Call it a Burgundy lover's vintage in Douro. On its own terms, this is pretty fine. Still a touch closed, this understated Barca Velha has considerable potential for improvement in the cellar. I'm still not sure it will have quite the aging curve that these wines ordinarily do, but they all hold rather well. - Mark Squires  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, June 2017
A full-bodied red driven by both power and elegance, featuring dried blackberry, cassis, iron and bay leaf notes encased in well-sculpted tannins, this is nicely balanced, with details of leather, licorice and coffee...   A full-bodied red driven by both power and elegance, featuring dried blackberry, cassis, iron and bay leaf notes encased in well-sculpted tannins, this is nicely balanced, with details of leather, licorice and coffee defining the long finish. Decant. Drink now through 2027. – GS  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 2008
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork