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Herdade Do Esporão Red Blend Reguengos Esporão Reserva 2005

Member Review by tommyvino:

A blend of 40% Aragones (aka Tempranillo), 30% Trincadeira (aka Tinta Amarela), and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 1 year in 100% American Oak barrels and an additional 1 year in bottle before release. Bottled unfiltered. Deep purple reddish hue, big nose of bittersweet chocolate, ripe dark fruit such as, black berries, plums, tar, baking spice. This is a full bodied red, medium + alcohol 14.5% abv but not hot, just the right amount of acidity, soft gripping tannins, well balanced and perfectly suited for food, bright intense lip smacking finish. The palate is full of ripe red and black fruit with hints of cocoa and a bit of earthiness towards the end. I would toss this wine towards the new world spectrum but there is a bit of unmistakable old world charm that makes this wine very appealing. I would imagine this wine could stand up to 8-10 years of cellaring and be just fine. 4.5/5

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Herdade do Esporão:
In the heart of Alentejo region, 180 Km east of Lisbon, in Reguengos de Monsaraz, the Herdade do Esporão was aquired by Finagra with the main porpuse of producing wines of great quality. From 1975 until 1979, the Herdade do Esporão was occupied during the revolutionary and agricultural periods. Only after this period Finagra was allowed to proceed the winery project. Our modern cellars were bui... Read more
In the heart of Alentejo region, 180 Km east of Lisbon, in Reguengos de Monsaraz, the Herdade do Esporão was aquired by Finagra with the main porpuse of producing wines of great quality. From 1975 until 1979, the Herdade do Esporão was occupied during the revolutionary and agricultural periods. Only after this period Finagra was allowed to proceed the winery project. Our modern cellars were built in 1987. A new stage of Finagra project was acomplished. In 1989 the first wine "Esporão" was considered one of the best Portuguese wines and three years later the brand "Monte Velho" was launched. In 1995, after our brands were considered among the best ones, new investments were made. A new area of vineyard was planted and the existent was completely renovated. A dam with 4.000.000 m3 capacity was built, feeding a drip irrigation system that covers all the vineyard. The purchase of Perdigões Estate, with 180 ha of vineyards, the expansion of the cellar and the construction of the wine tourism complex are some of the most recent investments of this dinamic company developing the "Herdade do Esporão". Read less

Member Reviews for Herdade Do Esporão Red Blend Reguengos Esporão Reserva

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Snooth User: tommyvino
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1.00 5
03/11/2009

A blend of 40% Aragones (aka Tempranillo), 30% Trincadeira (aka Tinta Amarela), and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 1 year in 100% American Oak barrels and an additional 1 year in bottle before release. Bottled unfiltered. Deep purple reddish hue, big nose of bittersweet chocolate, ripe dark fruit such as, black berries, plums, tar, baking spice. This is a full bodied red, medium + alcohol 14.5% abv but not hot, just the right amount of acidity, soft gripping tannins, well balanced and perfectly suited for food, bright intense lip smacking finish. The palate is full of ripe red and black fruit with hints of cocoa and a bit of earthiness towards the end. I would toss this wine towards the new world spectrum but there is a bit of unmistakable old world charm that makes this wine very appealing. I would imagine this wine could stand up to 8-10 years of cellaring and be just fine. 4.5/5


Snooth User: nycorla
3016043
4.50 5
03/06/2010

Opened a bottle of this last night and it was delicious, with just the right balance of sweetness and acidity. It had a luscious mouth feel and paired well with everything I ate it with -- an uncommon combination of brie, cucumbers and nuts. It neither overpowered the food nor was overpowered by the food -- rather the cucumber flavors were enhanced after a sip of wine. I'm just sad that the bottle is now empty.




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