Herdade do Esporao Quinta Dos Murças Minas 2018 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Herdade do Esporao Quinta Dos Murças Minas 2018 750ml
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Herdade do Esporao Quinta Dos Murças Minas 2018

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750ml
$19.99

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This unique new staff find is made from high altitude grapes which are foot-trodden at the winery in the ancient European way. Made of classic varieties: Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão and Tinta Francisca, it has the most exhilarating nose with wild fruits, spices, exotic flowers, bell peppers, rocky white earth and sweet mocha berries. It almost smells like a Port wine, but is a dry red wine in the mouth. Aged in concrete vats and used French oak for 9 months, this is full of flavor yet fresh and energetic. It has some sediment so make sure you ‘tread’ lightly on the last glass you pour …    

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The 2018 Minas is mostly a 40/30 blend of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional, with 10% each of Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão and Tinta Francisca, partly (60%) aged for nine months in well-used French oak. It comes in at 12.8% alcohol. A nice value, this isn't meant to be as concentrated and as powerful as some of the upper-level wines, but it has a wonderfully fresh and fruity feel. The freshness gives it a delightfully juicy finish. This lively red is quite nice this year. You can drink it right now, but it might be better in the spring of 2021. While it should hold reasonably well, it doesn't in all likelihood have the mid-palate concentration to reward extended aging, no matter how long it theoretically holds. It will be interesting to see if it can turn into anything more, though. I wouldn't be overly optimistic there, but it is worth leaning up today.

July 31, 2020
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Earthy aromas lead into the palate of this dry wine from the Douro estate owned by Herdade do Esporão. It is balanced with juicy red fruits, soft tannins and the mineral structure that will allow the wine to age further. Drink from 2021.

August 1, 2020
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