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2009 Herdade do Esporao Portugal White "Private Selection White"

Esporao 2009 Private Selection White

Winery: Herdade do Esporao

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Private Selection White"

Wine Category: Portugal White

Grape blend: 90% Semillon, 10% Marsanne, & Roussanne

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Alentejo

State or country: Portugal

Price: $20

Cases produced: 2,300

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: October 25, 2011

Wine Review: This is a winter white, as it is a little heavier than most. Readers who like aged white wines will appreciate this offering. It is a light yellow colored white blend that opens with a honey and Bosc pear bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly viscous, round and balanced. The favor profile is a tasty ripe pear and honey blend with hints of oak and a touch of butterscotch towards the end. The finish is dry and its flavors linger for a while. I would pair this wine with squab with truffled mashed potatoes. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Cristal clear, light straw colour. Complex aromas of peach and pear fruits, with spicy, smokey notes of french oak. Shows elegance and body with a creamy texture, good balance and a persistent finish.

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