Quinta da Boavista, Vinha Velha Oratorio2014
94 point Parker.
Nyt projekt i Duoro, med fokus på højeste kvalitet, her har Lima Smith ambitionen om at lave den bedste rødvin.
Sjælden og her den anden årgang nogensinde
"The 2014 Vinha do Oratório Vinhas Velhas (Quinta da Boavista) is a field blend from a specific and small, old-vines (around 90 years) plot in the vineyard, aged for approximately 20 months in new French barriques. It comes in at 14% alcohol. This certainly seems like one of the finer successes of the 2014 vintage in this subregion. It is a tribute to the winery that it produced so many interesting 2014s. Granting that they are not side by side right now, there doesn't seem to be a lot of difference here compared to last year's beauty. This is tight and powerful, perhaps a bit drier and sterner than usual, but nicely concentrated. Some fruit does emerge with air, though. This hard-edged tinto really needs some time to develop in the cellar, moderate its tannins and acquire more harmony. Put it away for three to five years, at least. Its crisp edge, serious backbone and well-crafted mid-palate should give it a bright future. I say that even while always having some fear that, in general, wines in vintages like this often do not reward aging and fall off faster than one might suspect. This should go 30 years, but let's take that in stages for the moment. It's a new brand and a tough year. There were just 1,900 bottles produced."