What they say about us:
The magnificently powerful and brooding Pinga where the grapes are trodden by foot…
The Living North (Your Favourite Wines)
Beautifully fragrant and cherry-scented, with lots of leafy freshness as well as very good fruit. Sweet, savoury, and fleshy. 92/100 - Sara Ahmed ( 50 Great Portuguese Wines of 2010).
Wine writer Sarah Ahmed (aka The Wine Detective) picked this as one of her 50 Great Portuguese Wines, 2010. From old Port vineyards, it has deep, concentrated fruit, lovely texture, and remarkable freshness. Now to 2012.
Bursting with blackberry and plum fruits and with an annate power, this is a perfect winter warmer.
…the nose sings of young and exuberant fruit, slightly stony and reserved but not short of character, the palate is soft and open, with a warmth of character and a slightly brown-sugar sweetness… intense and grippy… soft fruit plumpness…
Cherry and a little menthol, with aniseed and some tar… A light, raspberry element.. The palate is dark, lots of liquorice, very firm tannin and a lot of bark and just a touch of coconut husk. Bramble fights it's way through with plum stone and skin.
Particularly good value example of this exciting new category of table wines from port country. Wild flavours but very, very clean as well as rich.
www.JancisRobinson.com – FT- Great Value Reds 2006
… here is another absolute beauty… The vines on the estate are nearly 100 years of age and this, their second wine, is made in part from fruit from the estate… simply a fabulous colour: a deep ruby purple. The nose could be nothing but Old World, as it is savoury in a kind of dry spice, earth and cocoa sort of way. There are hints of black cherries and some of them are dried. In the mouth, one immediately notices that this is unforced, that it hasn't been severely extracted. There is a dusting of very fine tannins and a big scoop of black cherry fruit that someone has kindly taken the time to spice up a bit. There is superb freshness here: a wonderful crunch at the end of a palate that includes black plums and chocolate. This is wonderful, characterful wine.
Quinta de Macedos 2008
…a wonderful wine with great purity of fruit, yet beautifully restrained. Well done..
Comments from Steven Spurrier (New Douro Tasting 2010) Decanter Magazine- Best Douro’s of 2008
Quinta de Macedos 2005
A chiseled display of intense ripe black fruits, cigarbox, dried herbs, followed by huge and imposing structure and complex never-ending flavours.
Lagar de Macedos 2004
Very dark colour. Smooth, dark, rich nose with lush liqueur-like fruit. Very ripe and sweet raspberry and blackberry jam palate. Another lush, moreish wine. Very good/excellent.
..These are remarkable, individual wines that are among the richest, sweetest and ripest of all Douro table wines…
Quinta de Macedos 2004
Very deep coloured. Very ripe and sweet with lush dark fruits: almost over the top. It’s concentrated and a bit Port-like, showing soft jammy fruit and ripe tannins. Moreish, and an excellent wine in this style.
…wonderful deep colour…with a raptuous nose of wonderful ripeness and concentration. Packed with structure and flavor…Tannins lurk under the silky ripeness and they emerge to complete the bold full bodied sensation. Produced during the hottest Douro vintage in a generation.and limited to only a few thousand bottles.. You will be lucky to find one but if you do enjoy this celebration or cellar for next 15-20 years. Brilliant.
This is an old, old vineyard now owned by an Englishman whose brother runs the best UK-based Portuguese wine importer: all very convenient. What is beyond question is the brilliance of this wine, crafted from vines that were grafted in the 1920s. The concentration here has to be tasted to be believed….. The last vintage ( 2000) of this wine was one of the wines of 2003.