Esporão Branco Reserva 2008

Esporão Branco Reserva 2008bright canary-yellow core; slight whiff of reduction, ripe peaches, vanilla, ripe citrus and oak; spicy, buttery, vanilla cream, pineapple and ripe lemon flavours; medium to medium-plus acid and finish. Made with local grape varieties of Antao Vaz, Arinto and Roupeiro, this label also stated that it went through partial fermentation in oak, which I thought was quite evident on the nose and palate of the wine. This particular bottle probably had seen a little bottle aging as there were newer releases on the rack. I’d say this could probably age a little further to round off some of its edges and let the oak flavours integrate better but I won’t keep them for too long a period of time. For just under 10EUR a pop, I’d drink this happily with some bacalhau, whichever way it is prepared.


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