‘Wonderful hit of bilberry and violets on the nose leading to a chocolatey, truffley melange of black and red fruits. Tons of potential. Delicious.’
International Wine Challenge (2013 vintage)
‘With its 60% Touriga Nacional, this wine has rich, wood-aged perfumed fruit. Black plums and berries come through the tannins and spice to give a ripe character to this big-hearted wine.’
91/100 Roger Voss, Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast, January 2018 (2015 vintage)
Astonishing value from the schist soils of the Douro valley.
From the first, intriguing, violet-scented sniff, the sumptuous bouquet of black and red fruits, cocoa and truffle aromas promises a very special wine.
This is delicious already, with years to go: there's no need to consult the books to know when to drink it. It's a voluptuous, smooth and satisfying red that is juicy—there is acidity, beautifully judged, keeping it fresh—but also has firm, smooth tannins that suggest solid aging potential, if you feel able to resist its immediate, very gratifying, though not ostentatious charms.
A seriously well made wine that would grace any table but with plenty to offer all by itself too.
Quinta Dona Mafalda makes its wines from about seven hectares of vines in the UNESCO World Heritage classified Alto Douro region.
|Supplier's website||Quinta Dona Mafalda|
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||60% Touriga Nacional, selected old vines|
|Bottle size||750 ml|
Orders of €150+: free delivery in Ireland and Northern Ireland
All other orders: €15 flat rate delivery in Ireland and Northern Ireland
Orders are usually dispatched in the first two working days after receipt.
We cannot guarantee delivery on a given day. If the delivery date is important, please let us know, and we'll put one of our 'Not to Be Opened Before' stickers on the box and aim for delivery a day or two early.
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Our couriers do their best to deliver and often have amazing local knowledge, but in the event of difficulties a reliable telephone number for the recipient makes all the difference and is a required piece of information. A mobile number is usually best.
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Delivery outside Ireland
If you need delivery to Northern Ireland, our €15 standard rate applies, with orders of €150 and more travelling free—for the time being.
We do not generally send wine overseas because of the complicated bureaucratic requirements and very high cost. If you would nonetheless like more information about deliveries outside the island of Ireland, please ask.
Wine is a natural product: its variety is what makes it so interesting!
Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.
We want you to enjoy the wines you buy from us, and we'd like you to enjoy doing business with us too.
If you are unlucky enough to receive a bad bottle, please let us know immediately by calling the office on 021 431 6000 and we'll arrange a replacement or issue a credit in compensation.
Broken or Damaged Deliveries
Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.
If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.
If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.