Quinta do Vallado is 30 minutes downstream from Pinhão, 1km north of the Douro along the banks of a tributary river, the Corgo. Pale dusty rose with earthen rhubarb fruit, a tobacco aspect and light spice. It's savoury, textural, dry, austere and mineral, quietly powerful, arresting. Has delightful palate weight and effortless movement. Scott Wasley, The Spanish Acquisition.