Casa de Santar

Reserva Estate Bottled Dão Red Blend

8.94 ratings
-no pro ratings
Dão, Beiras, Portugal
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Ming L
9.0

The oak is quite prominent though not overbearing initially, and subsides gradually to commingle with ripe black fruits, clove, anise, dark chocolate, dried herbs, and slight hint of barnyard. Full body. Savory and lush palate but the fruits feels youthful than the nose suggested. Vivid acidity and still solid tannins. Will continue to get better in the next 5 years also.

This bottle serves a reminder that I need to drink more wines from Portugal, one of my favorite countries to visit.

The oak is quite prominent though not overbearing initially, and subsides gradually to commingle with ripe black fruits, clove, anise, dark chocolate, dried herbs, and slight hint of barnyard. Full body. Savory and lush palate but the fruits feels youthful than the nose suggested. Vivid acidity and still solid tannins. Will continue to get better in the next 5 years also.

This bottle serves a reminder that I need to drink more wines from Portugal, one of my favorite countries to visit.

Jan 13th, 2021
ESF
9.2

Really impressive thru vintage but this bad boy was especially strutting it’s stuff showing plenty of polish & sophistication: soaring black & blue fruit, creamy vanilla, gentle spice & warmth, little cedar & tobacco - plush, finely grained tannins, med bodied, smooth & seamless. Hot diggitty this was nice!

Really impressive thru vintage but this bad boy was especially strutting it’s stuff showing plenty of polish & sophistication: soaring black & blue fruit, creamy vanilla, gentle spice & warmth, little cedar & tobacco - plush, finely grained tannins, med bodied, smooth & seamless. Hot diggitty this was nice!

Nov 26th, 2020
M F
8.7

NS Tasting very nice. Fine blend of flavor, nice so slight bit of butterscotch. A fave from this tasting. Casa de Santar 13 Reserva ~$20.

NS Tasting very nice. Fine blend of flavor, nice so slight bit of butterscotch. A fave from this tasting. Casa de Santar 13 Reserva ~$20.

Feb 24th, 2020
Michael Mallon

Big red from the Dão. Black cherries, blackberries, black pepper, baking spice and well integrated oak.

Big red from the Dão. Black cherries, blackberries, black pepper, baking spice and well integrated oak.

Jul 28th, 2019