Herdade Do Esporão Rosé Blend Vinho Regional Alentejano Vinha da Defesa 2011

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Bayway World of Liquor
Elizabeth, NJ (210 mi)
USD 6.99
750ml
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This is quite intensely perfumed with plenty of toasty oak notes. Powerful plum, dried herb and roasted fruit notes handle the oak well and offer u... Read more

delicate, rose and strawberry Read more

a complex, subtle aroma of red berries with balanced notes of American oak. rich flavors of ripe berries. Exeptional just by the glass or with your... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Herdade Do Esporão Rosé Blend Vinho Regional Alentejano Vinha da Defesa

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065202,207
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/25/2012

This is quite intensely perfumed with plenty of toasty oak notes. Powerful plum, dried herb and roasted fruit notes handle the oak well and offer up accents of licorice, violets and a hint of chipotle. Nice and fresh on entry, there's not a lot of flesh here and the slightly drying tannins poking out on the mid-palate attest to that. There's plenty of fruit though, with rich wild plum and boysenberry fruit over notes of coffee, chocolate, earth and some subtle black spice. The finish is moderately long and brisk. The tannins show their edges again, but the fruit sticks right with them. A touch rustic perhaps, but a lovely wine that shows off excellent intensity of flavor without much weight. 14.5 percent ABV and frankly not a hint of it. 91pts


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Snooth User: winescribbler
71518881
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 12/29/2009

delicate, rose and strawberry


Snooth User: Damaris Rivera
542327794
0.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/10/2011

a complex, subtle aroma of red berries with balanced notes of American oak. rich flavors of ripe berries. Exeptional just by the glass or with your favorite beef or veal dish. Very food friendly.


Snooth User: Louie Gil Tampoc
10586743
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/20/2012

Superb.. .


Snooth User: tommyvino
9713492
1.00 5
Vintage: 2005 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
Vintage: 2005 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.


Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/08/2007

13.5% alcohol Very clean, with a light steely gold color. The nose is fresh with hints of citrus, nuts, vanilla, and light peach. In the mouth it remains fresh with a light creaminess and with an overall medium acidity. Flavors of lime, pear, peach though not very powerful in the mouth. 3/5 [NR]


Snooth User: ryanopaz
278311,619
0.00 5
Vintage: 2004 08/08/2007

Purplish red in the glass the nose is black pepper, mint, and minerals all painted on a background of dark fruits. In the mouth it's soft and light with medium tannins and firm acidity. Flavors of Plum, cherry, black pepper, minerals and somewhat tart. 3/5 [NR]


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