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2017 Esporao Quinta Dos Murcas AnforaBlend from Portugal

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"Quinta dos Murças Ânfora results from seeking the purest expression of the estate’s different terroirs. It is our interpretation of an extremely specific terroir – ‘Minas’. Th...

  • 92 Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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92

The 2017 Anfora Tinto is a 60/40 blend of Tinta Cão and Tinta Francisca aged for eight months in amphorae. It comes in at 13.3% alcohol. Trends tend to sweep the wine industry at times. Amphora-aged wines is one in Portugal, especially perhaps in Alentejo, where this quinta's owner is based. This is well done, with the blend imparting some earthier notes that mingle well with the amphora aging. It's concentrated—surprisingly solid in the mid-palate—complex and fresh. It's also way too tight just now—it could use a year or two in the cellar. This looks like a big winner that will age well, although there isn't much track record. We'll take it in stages and see how it goes.

Product Description:

"Quinta dos Murças Ânfora results from seeking the purest expression of the estate’s different terroirs. It is our interpretation of an extremely specific terroir – ‘Minas’. This wine results from vines planted on slopes with altitudes between 110 and 300 metres. It is in these vineyards, facing south, that the most exposed grapes reach the greatest concentration. These slopes contain several water springs that cool the environment and create a balance between the ripeness and freshness that is so characteristic of Murças." -Winery Production: 800 litres.

Product Detail

Item # 119480
Country Portugal
Region Portugal
Sub-Region Douro
Ratings

92 - Mark Squires - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 13.3%
Varietal(s) Tinta Francisca, Tinto Cao
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic
Taste cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice and earth
Nose cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice and earth