Recently Rated Quinta do Vale Meão Wines

From Wine Spectator's blind tastings

Quinta do Vale Meão’s flagship wine has a strong track record, having earned outstanding or classic scores in every vintage Wine Spectator has reviewed. The Douro estate makes a second, less expensive, dry red wine called Meandro, which is also blended from varieties traditionally used for Port. And with a site this good, in many years, there’s a Vintage Port. Here are the other 2011 vintage bottlings and the preceding release of the flagship.

Quinta do Vale Meão Vintage Port 2011
Score: 98
Release Price: $60
Powerful, with plenty of acidity to the intense cherry, violet, raspberry and wild plum flavors. Offers a sinewy texture, showing a focused spiciness and a long, mineral- and chocolate-filled finish. Sleek and refined. Best from 2040 through 2060. 750 cases made. —Kim Marcus
Designation: Highly Recommended
Region: Douro, Portugal
Issue: Feb 28, 2014

Quinta do Vale Meão Douro 2010
Score: 93
Release Price: $85
Ripe and full-bodied, with firm and rich flavors of dark plum, blackberry and mocha. Displays a luscious creaminess, with concentrated dark chocolate notes and a well-spiced, muscular finish. Drink now through 2018. —Kim Marcus
Region: Douro, Portugal
Issue: June 15, 2013

Quinta do Vale Meão Douro Meandro 2011
Score: 88
Release Price: $26
This muscular red features chewy tannins behind the dried berry and cherry flavors, sporting plenty of graphite notes. Accents of cedar and tobacco appear on the finish. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Sousão, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cão. Drink now through 2016. 15,000 cases made. —Kim Marcus
Region: Douro, Portugal
Issue: April 30, 2014