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2017 Esporao Reserva RedBlend from Portugal

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Autumn and winter were colder and wetter than the previous year, with more rain and the lowest temperatures between November and February. Nonetheless, temperatures and rain re...

  • 91 Wine Enthusiast
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91

"With its distinctive original art label, this wine is a structured blend of Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez, Trincadeira and Cabernet Sauvignon. There's weight and richness to the black fruit flavors, with a firm structure that's worthy of more bottle age. Drink from 2021."

Product Description:

Autumn and winter were colder and wetter than the previous year, with more rain and the lowest temperatures between November and February. Nonetheless, temperatures and rain remained within the average of the past 18 years. The spring featured higher temperatures than in 2016, leading to earlier phenolic stages. The hot and dry spring guaranteed healthy grape development. Early summer started off hotter than in 2016 (+2.0ÂșC), which caused ripening to begin sooner. The months of August and September ended up registering lower temperatures than in 2016, with grapes ripening more quickly and higher sugar levels, leading to more full-bodied white wines with notes of ripe fruit, and rich and concentrated red wines. Winery

Product Detail

Item # 123812
Country Portugal
Region Portugal
Sub-Region Alentejo
Ratings

91 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) aragonez, Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Trincadeira/ Tinta Amerela, Syrah
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, blackberry, cassis, cinnamon , currant, blueberry, strawberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, ginger, oak, dark ripe cherry and dark berry
Nose ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, blackberry, cassis, cinnamon , spice box, cedar, currant, cherry, cigar box, dark berry and black cherry