Going for a walking picnic soon, so I’ve got my summer hat locked and loaded.
Turf, thorny rose stems, the white pith of grapefruit. Super vegetal. Like forest moss.
Tart. Puckered peaches, pineapples, and cherry pie. It’s unctuous like a sharp cheddar. Tannic and acidic. Bubbles and a bit more sugar would be welcome here to round out the intensity.
In my mouth, a field of orange trees have been planted. — 10 days ago
Unique wine from pre-phylloxera vines grown in the sand less than a mile from the Atlantic. Nose is grape juice concentrate and beef jerky, teriyaki, some smoke, berries and a clay/mineral earthiness. A remarkable freshness too. Bright red fruit on the palate. Ripe, without compromised acidity. Silky texture and fine tannins. Reminds me of Cote Rotie but with a boost in acid and saltiness. Drinking beautifully now though another 10-15 years in the bottle probably wouldn’t hurt! — 3 days ago
A little more plummy and jammy than the previous esporao which is less to my taste but still huge tannins and utterly delicious. An ace bottle for a birthday! — 16 days ago