Douro Xaino Selection Red
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Xaino Selection Red

4.62 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)

£12.99

An incredibly well-structured wine from the Douro region. The wine is elegant, complex and an absolute pleasure to drink.

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Xaino Selection – Red

Classification

Douro DOC

Varieties

Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, Sousão and Tinta Amarela.

Vintage

2014

Expect

A wonderful Douro wine with an intense burgundy colour. The wine is incredibly elegant, beautifully structured and complex, with flavours developing with every taste. Wine of quality.

Soil

Schist

Winemaking process

Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

Alcohol by Volume

14.5%

Units of alcohol per bottle

10.9

We think

Xaino Selection Red is an absolute pleasure to drink and it is a superb representation of the incredible wines that come from the Douro Valley. We love the complexity of the wine and the way that the flavours develop on the palette. This is a wine of quality.

Experts say

Gold at CWSA 2015

Silver at IWC 2015 – “Dark, toasty flavours of ripe black fruits, violets and espresso. A robust firm structure and slight reductive notes. A wine for food.”

The 2011 vintage has won:

Gold medal at the CWSA 2014
Commended at Decanter awards 2014

13 reviews for Xaino Selection Red

  1. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is a powerful tasting wine, with a lot of berry notes. Quite tannic with a long finish. A wine with a lot of character.

    I would drink this with food rather than on its own. I’m giving it 4 stars. It’s very decent value but for my money I slightly prefer the Cidadoura Winemakers Selection.

    If you like a full bodied red you’ll like this. Give it a go.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    VELVET!
    It’s like chocolate!
    I love it!

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Delicious. Have with roast beef/Christmas lunch/roast lamb etc.

  4. 4 out of 5

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    Not shy, but not a one note fighter. Open, fresh and PLUMP!

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A strong rich flavour which fills the mouth. Such a smooth medley of autumn fruits, it will have you reaching for another bottle.

  6. 5 out of 5

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    Subtle but lush flavours. Very drinkable. Smooth from start to finish and can have with anything. Not heavy.

  7. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Vanilla, blackberries, YUM!!!

  8. 5 out of 5

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    Excellent wine. Great with chilli and chorizo pasta.

  9. 4 out of 5

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    Drinkable. Good with food. A bit of a kick.

  10. 4 out of 5

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    Tasty and smooth.

  11. 4 out of 5

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    Lovely little wine!

  12. 5 out of 5

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    I love the taste of this one. Woody and fruity. Excellent wine!

  13. 5 out of 5

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    Tasty – best of the night.

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