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Barros Colheita Port Douro 1974

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Barros Colheita Port Douro 1974

  • Grapes Tinta Barroca 25%, Tinta Roriz 25%, Touriga Franca 25%, Touriga Nacional 25%
  • Country Portugal
  • Region: Douro
  • Abv 20 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 6 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
    Residual Sugar: 147
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: No/No
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: No
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 3/ 75cl
  • Winemaker: Carlos Alves
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • The 1974 wine displays a beautiful amber color with slight red reflexes, creating an elegant visual experience. Upon tasting, you are welcomed by a rich and engaging bouquet that reveals a complex and opulent mix of prunes, dried fruits, subtle hints of spice, and delicate oak notes, offering a multi-layered olfactory journey. The palate experience is characterized by a perfect harmony between power and finesse, showcasing a velvety texture and enduring, beautifully layered flavours that linger and evolve on the palate, allowing for a truly immersive and pleasurable tasting experience.
  • Awards
    98 Pts, IWSC, 2022
    93 Pts, IWC, 2022
    93 Pts, DWWA, 2022
    92 Pts, Wine Spectator, 2022

The vines are grown on terraces cut into the steep hillsides of the Douro Valley. The vines have been planted along the terraces of the greatest slopes, which translates as "vertically planted vines". The vineyard soils are schist greywacke ante-Ordovician, with some granitic formations. This soil is rich in nutrients and has useful water retention properties. Traditionally, the vines in the region are grown low, close to the ground. The single or double Guyot and unilateral and bilateral cordons are the methods most frequently used for training the vines. Trellises are not permitted for Port Wine grapes. The grapes are manually harvested once they have reached the optimum maturity according to the variety.

More Information
Bottles Per Case3
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo

Having celebrated its 100th year of trading in 2013, Barros Port is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious companies producing and trading in Port. Much of their success comes from Colheita Ports - old Tawnies from a single year matured in cask for a minimum period of seven years. Their expertise in Colheita Ports has established them as the stand-out producer of this style. Barros leaves their Colheita Ports to mature in a cask until being hand bottled to order. The loss of wine from evaporation (known as the 'Angel's Share') is much higher than bottle ageing. A sacrifice they are willing to make helps them achieve unsurpassed quality in their Colheita wines. In June 2006, Barros was integrated into the Sogevinus Group, which is growing the brand in international markets.

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