Saturday, August 9, 2014

Review: ***+ $$ Esporao Reserva, Alentejo, Portugal, 2006 = GOOD VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Esporao Reserva, Alentejo, Portugal, 2006, finished at 14.5% alcohol and first sampled eight years from vintage date, in August, 2014.  This is a blend of aragones, trincadeir, cabernet sauvignon and alicante bouschet grapes.

In the glass: Deep mahogany, opaque three-quarters of an inch in.

On the nose: Poured at cellar temperature and swirled vigorously, shows oaky red cherry fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be both classic and fruity.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact more classic and structured than fruity, showing deep grained oak and hints of old world, but plenty of layered, dry red cherry.  Light acids, but tannins still hold a nice grip.

In summary: Overall, rates three plus stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Good value.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Esporao Reserva Red Wine.

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