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The 2006 Quinta dos Malvedos comes in at 107 grams per liter of residual sugar. It is a big mouthful, gorgeous from the get-go, young, exuberant and rather delicious. In tasting the trio of 2006 Single Quintas from Symington for this issue (all late released and current releases), this started a hair behind the Dow, but its rich and full-bodied feel may give it an edge this year, at least now. I've often see a Dow come along slowly while a Graham is a bit more open and accessible. We'll see as they develop, but right now this big gulp is the early eye-opener of the three. It's my pick for now, even if only by a hair and even if the 2006 Dow may be the turtle that one day overtakes the hare (wordplay intended). Although a bit more approachable than the Dow, at least on first taste, it should keep well as it does have nice support underneath the fruit. Drink 2016-2044.
Opaque deep purple color. On the nose, great depth of dark fruits, combined with floral overtones of eucalyptus and fresh violets. The palate is packed with complex flavors of cassis, mulberry and blackberries. The fullbodied and rich Malvedos combines power and finesse, leading to a long lingering finish.
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