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2013 Herdade do Esporao Portugal Red "Reserva Red"

Winery: Herdade do Esporao

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Reserva Red"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: 40% Aragonez, 30% Alicante Bouchet, 20% Trincadeira & 10 Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Alentejo

State or country: Portugal

Price: $27

Cases produced: 46,000

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

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

Review date: March 1, 2017

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored wine from Portugal opens with a black cherry and black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black plum and gentle oak blend with notes of mild minerality. I also detected a hint of black cherry and a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a very long time. I would pair this wine with slow cooked beef brisket. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Colour: Deep, dark red, opaque centre. Aroma: Focused dark berry fruits with toasty notes. Palate: Full bodied, textured palate, well structured tannins. Solid and dense with great potential for bottle maturation. Ideal Consumption Date: 2016-2022

Organic status: not organic

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