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2008 Herdade do Esporao Portugal Red "Reserva Red"

Esporao 2008 Reserva Red

Winery: Herdade do Esporao

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserva Red"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: Aragones, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon & Alicante Bouschet

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alentejo

State or country: Portugal

Price: $25

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 21, 2011

Wine Review: Slightly opaque dark ruby red blend opens with fragrant blueberry bouquet with a hint of raspberry and oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, shows some good acidity and is fruit forward. The flavor profile is a mineral infused red currant and plum blend with a hint of black pepper. The finish is dry and it's medium tannins are slightly prolonged. I would pair this wine with a juicy Angus bacon and mushroom burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Colour: Deep, dark red. Aroma: Intense, lifted aroma with ripe red berry fruits and well integrated new oak giving hints of chocolate and vanilla. Palate: The palate is well balanced and elegant, with layers of ripe fruit and fine supportive tannins. Shows richness and complexity, with a long and persistent finish. Dishes: Memorable for its immersive flavor, Esporao Reserva Tinto 2008 is the ideal wine to accompany Portobello mushrooms or smoked ham.

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