Quinta Dona Mafalda Alicante Bouschet, Douro DOC
Quinta Dona Mafalda Alicante Bouschet, Douro DOC

Quinta Dona Mafalda Alicante Bouschet, Douro DOC

Regular price €32.00
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88/100 BRONZE Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

The Alicante Bouschet grape has red skin and red flesh—but this richly coloured wine is fresh and supple.


88/100 BRONZE Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
‘ An earthy, savoury style with tobacco, clove and star anise characters and dusty, soft tannins.’
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
‘This producer has many virtues - including good price points and a fresh feel to the wines. There's not a lot of oak in use here, and the wines have admirable purity and mid-palate finesse. For those who prefer grace and elegance, these are good choices’
‘The 2017 A. B. Quinta Dona Mafalda, « (...) when last seen, this showed well. Let's check in. Equally beautiful now, this has started to develop as I'd hoped. It shows a juicy and fresh finish, plus purity and some signs of complexity. The mid-palate finesse is admirable. The Alicante throws off some of its typical beefy nuances. With the stainless steel component, this emphasizes that purity and precision, not just power and fruit. Indeed, it is not a fruit-forward and simple style. There is plenty of power, but the tannins are not overly hard…’
Robert Parker, by Mark Squires, August 2019

Quinta Dona Mafalda, Alto Douro, Portugal

Wine colourRed wine
AppellationDouro
Vintage2017
Alcohol14%
Bottle size75 cl

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We recommend that, for instance, you order as early as possible in the week if you are choosing wine for the weekend.

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(please NB delivery of 'offline' orders, those placed by telephone or personal visit, is also charged at €15 for purchases of less than €150, and is free of charge for purchases of €150 or more)

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Faulty bottles

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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.