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Herdade Do Esporao Monte Velho 2014


Recommendation: A GREAT wine that’s a SUPER value for the money

Winery/Producer: Herdade Do Esporao; Portugal.

Grape Variety: Blend: 40% Aragonez, 35% Tromcadeora, 20% Touroga Macopma; and 5% Syrah.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Alentejo, Portugal.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $9.00 with a 10% mixed case discount.

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Home-made pizza with green, red and yellow peppers, red onion, summer squash and eggplant with left-over cheeses including Monterey Jack, cheddar, mozzarella and Parmesan.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 45-minutes before drinking. Clear, very dark garnet color. Intense spicy barnyard aromas from the first sniff to the final sip of the last pour. SMOOTH, easy drinking, full body mouth-feel; rich cherry and red current flavors and a dry finish with savory tannins and a slight tartness at the very end. Triple WOW…at $9.00 this is one FANTASTIC bargain wine. We love red wines from Portugal, but this has to be the all time buy. At this price you expect the wine to be a little rough…this was not. It’s a GREAT wine that’s a SUPER value for the money. This one should be near the top of every wine drinkers shopping list!!!

    She said: Opaque, ruby red with regularly spaced thin speedy legs. The wine was a knock out with its barnyard musty aroma. The taste was fruity and intertwined with the aroma and was complemented by a rich medium body. Dry and smooth the wine had firm tenants and a long finish that carried all its good features through to the end. Good with the dinner, but even better sipping, you could almost chew it Absolutely delicious and a great bargain at nine dollars

    Esporao vineyard

    Comments: Learn more about the Esporao and their wines.

Alcohol: 14%

UPC Code: 8 58666 00310 7

Imported by: Aidil Wines & Liquors; New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Photo from Esporao.