Christie's Wine

Vinhas Velhas

"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 Vinhas Velhas (Quinta Dona Malfada) is a field blend (heavy on Touriga Nacional) sourced from vines averaging 70 years in age. (...).When last seen, this showed well. Let's check in. This, in contrast to most of its siblings this issue, shows a little more new wood. There's a touch of cream and vanilla. That's relative to its siblings (excepting the Grand Reserva). In the grand scheme of things, the wood is well controlled. It also shows plenty of power (...).Tightly wound and very precise, this intense Vinhas Velhas clearly now needs a little time. It does seem likely to progress and improve (...)."

Robert Parker, by Mark Squires
  • QDM VV 2017 > Robert Parker
    By Mark Squires - Issue 248, April 2020
    The Wine Advocate
    90
    points
  • QDM VV 2017 > VertdeVin
    By Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan
    Tasting data: 01/2020
    93
    points
  • QDM VV 2017 > Robert Parker
    By Mark Squires - Issue 244, August 2019
    The Wine Advocate
    89
    points
  • QDM VV 2016 > Robert Parker
    87
    points
  • QDM VV 2015 > Wine Enthusiast
    91
    points
  • QDM VV 2015 > Wine Spectator
    91
    score