2019 Quinta Da Falorca Encruzado Reserva

Encruzado - 750ML
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WA 93
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2020

The 2019 Encruzado Reserva Quinta da Falorca (it also has 5% Malvasia, only because some Malvasia vines are sprinkled in the field blend) was partly (only 11%) aged for two months in new French oak, the rest in stainless...


Color & Type White
Varietal Encruzado
Country Portugal
Region Dao
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the exquisite 2019 Quinta Da Falorca Encruzado Reserva from the stunning region of Dao in Portugal. This white wine is made primarily from the Encruzado varietal, with a touch of Malvasia blended in, resulting in a truly unique and captivating experience for the senses.

As we pour this wine into the glass, its pale golden hue shimmers delicately, hinting at the elegance and complexity that lies within. The nose is immediately seduced by a bouquet of enticing aromas. Fresh citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit dance gracefully with floral nuances of white blossoms, while a subtle hint of oak adds a touch of warmth and sophistication.

On the palate, the 2019 Quinta Da Falorca Encruzado Reserva truly comes alive. Its medium body coats the tongue, delivering a symphony of flavors that harmonize beautifully. Ripe tropical fruits, such as pineapple and mango, mingle with zesty citrus and a touch of honeyed apricot, creating a luscious and mouthwatering experience.

But what truly sets this wine apart is its impeccable structure. The well-integrated acidity provides a refreshing lift to the fruit, while the subtle oak influence adds depth and complexity, ensuring a balanced and luxurious mouthfeel. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression that will have you reaching for another sip.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate bestowed a well-deserved score of 93 upon this remarkable wine. The tasting note praises its depth, structure, and the way it manages to coat the palate. It suggests that while it is drinking beautifully now, it will continue to evolve and develop with time, rewarding those who have the patience to cellar it.

In conclusion, the 2019 Quinta Da Falorca Encruzado Reserva is a true gem from the Dao region of Portugal. Its elegance, complexity, and potential for aging make it a must-have for any wine enthusiast. So, indulge your senses and savor every sip of this exceptional white wine. Cheers!