by Eric Asimov
Date: February 2012
Wine: COLHEITA UNOAKED RED | DOURO | 2009
Rate: 2nd Best Douro Red
…We also tasted 13 wines that were $25 or less, but only five made our list. Here the issues were different: out-of control tannins or wines that lacked verve. A $20 bottle, the 2009 Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo (don’t make me write that again!) was our No. 2 choice, a fresh, elegant wine that was juicy and earth.
All told, the tasting reinforced our notion that the Douro bears close watching. With so much going for it.