2009 Herdade Do Sobroso TintoBlend from Portugal
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Winery: "Herdade do Sobroso belongs to the recent and enthusiastic generation of Alentejo Estates that bonds wine production with open space and nature, and using them as a ...
- 90 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The stunning 2009 Tinto is composed of 30% Aragonez, 30% Trincadeira, 20% Alfrocheiro and 20% Alicante Bouschet, all hand-harvested and aged in 80% old French oak and 20% tank, and bottled unfiltered. Its dense purple color is followed by notes of camphor, forest floor, sweet creme de cassis, new saddle leather and roasted meats. This complex, textured, full-bodied, distinctive, rich, long wine should drink well for 5-8 years. If this is an example of how good these Portuguese reds can be, consumers are in for a treat." (12/12)
"Herdade do Sobroso belongs to the recent and enthusiastic generation of Alentejo Estates that bonds wine production with open space and nature, and using them as a leisure centre. Located in the Vidigueira municipality of Alentejo; Herdade do Sobroso is bordered by the Mendro mountain range to the north, the River Guadiana to the east and to the south by an enormous plain. Established as recently as 2002, and with 50 hectares under vine, Herdade do Sobroso is run by renowned enologist Filipe Teixeira Pinto and agronomist Francisco Pimenta."
"The vineyards here are characterized by having a loamclay, sandy soil and ensuring that the design of the vineyards matches the toughest criteria, to assure the production of the highest quality grapes. The principal red grape varieties are Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Alforcheiro, Tinta Grossa and Trincadeira, while the white wines essentially come from Antao Vaz, Arinto e Perrum grape varieties." - Importer
This wine was also rated 88 Points in View From The Cellar.
90 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz, Trincadeira, Alfrocheiro Preto, Alicante Bouschet|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, blackberry, cassis, plum, cinnamon , red licorice, tar, rosewater, dark ripe cherry, dark berry, blueberry and spice|
|Nose||berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather , herb, blackberry, cassis, plum, cinnamon , red fruit, tar, smoke, garrigue, cranberry, red currant, dark berry and black cherry|