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2007 Herdade do Esporao Portugal Red "Private Selection Red"

Esporao 2007 Private Selection Red

Winery: Herdade do Esporao

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Private Selection Red"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: Alicante Bouschet & Aragones

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alentejo

State or country: Portugal

Price: $60

Cases produced: 3,300

KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: October 20, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored wine opens with an attractive and fragrant boysenberry bouquet with a hint of blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, and shows nice concentration. The flavor profile is a very tasty ripe blackberry and plum blend with a hint of anise and mild oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins fade away nicely. I would pair this wine with duck breast. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Color: Intense garnet, almost opaque. Aroma: Great finesse and complexity, suggestions of mature fruit, subtle notes of tobacco and toast. Palate: Dense and solid, balsamic notes. Robust tannins providing structure and backbone for extended bottle ageing. Dishes: Best with game dishes and the creamy texture of soft cheeses.

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