Alves de Sousa, Quinta da Gaivosa 2015, Douro, Portugal
Sommelier Wine Awards 2019 Gold Medal Winner!
Team leader Tom Forrest picked up ‘cedar and cinnamon spice’ and thought this Gold medal winner was ‘extremely elegant’ with ‘fresh fruits and spice, some tobacco, and a balanced finish’. For Carolina W Seibel of Moio Restaurant it had ‘lovely notes of baked pastries and caramel’ as well as ‘dark black cherries’, that were ‘grippy and herbaceous’, while Oliver Nagy of Hakkasan Hanway Place thought the wine showed ‘sweet plum, dark cherry, coconut, milk chocolate and vanilla’. Dave Cushley of Prestonfield House also found elegance, describing ‘teasing hints of smooth supple fruit and soft little tannins’, leading to a wine that overall was ‘pretty; enticing.’
Suitable for Vegans!