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2011 Herdade do Esporao Portugal Red "Assobio"

Esporao 2011 Assobio

Winery: Herdade do Esporao

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Assobio"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: 40% Tinto Roriz, 40% Touriga Franca, & 20% Touriga Nacional

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Douro

State or country: Portugal

Price: $13

Cases produced: 2,700

KWG Score: 89.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: May 7, 2014

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored blend from Portugal opens with a blueberry and boysenberry like bouquet with to hint of red plum. On the palate, this wine medium bodied, balanced, a little juicy and very easy drink. The flavor profile is a black cherry and oak blend with hints of blueberry and minerality. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins build up and stick around for quite some time. This wine is a perfect bistro offering. I would pair it with tender barbecue steak tips or a juicy Angus burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Colour: Deep ruby with purple edges. Aroma: Spicy red berry fruits. Palate: Elegant palate showing youthful fruit, fine tannins with good balancing acidity on the finish.

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