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2015 Esporao Quinta Dos Murcas MinasBlend from Portugal

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The vineyards are planted in schistose soils both vertically and on terraces at altitudes between 360 ft and 985 ft. South-facing, there are five water springs (called minas) t...

  • 90 Wine Enthusiast
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This grows at Esporão’s quinta on the right bank of the Douro, west of Pinhão, a selection from vines planted between 1987 and 2011, with direct southern exposure. A number of springs cool the vines, and you can imagine that dynamic in the way the earthy black intensity is relieved by glimpses of red fruit. Oak gives it a modern feel, but it’s the juicy red fruit drive that continues through the finish. Decant it for grilled lamb.

Product Description:

The vineyards are planted in schistose soils both vertically and on terraces at altitudes between 360 ft and 985 ft. South-facing, there are five water springs (called minas) that help to cool the area and influence the vineyard’s terroir. This is a concentrated wine, with a balance of ripe fruit and the characteristic freshness of Quinta dos Murças.

Product Detail

Item # 105905
Country Portugal
Region Portugal
Sub-Region Douro
Ratings

90 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinto Cao, Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb
Nose ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb