Caves São João

Poço do Lobo Arinto

9.310 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Beiras, Portugal
Arinto
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has honey, juiced lemon/orange, oxidized apple, warm toffee, dried coconut, sea spray, light Sherry notes, shellac flakes, old wood planks, sawdust, browning butter and roasted tree nuts.

Palate has dried lemon, old wax, toasted pistachio, honey, butterscotch dipped yellow apple with flaked sea salt, candied lemon and an incredible finish. Long with fine acidity, non-stop, oxidative notes but not overindulgent. Decanted +2H, continuing its development on our glasses (Gabriel-Glas StandArt tonight).

This wine is perfect shape and still has many years in front of it; 2030+ in proper storage. Quite possibly one of the finest bottles of any blanc we've enjoyed this year, certainly in a top five for 2020. A great example of why Portugal's blanc offerings need so many years of rest, the reward is substantial.

Nose has honey, juiced lemon/orange, oxidized apple, warm toffee, dried coconut, sea spray, light Sherry notes, shellac flakes, old wood planks, sawdust, browning butter and roasted tree nuts.

Palate has dried lemon, old wax, toasted pistachio, honey, butterscotch dipped yellow apple with flaked sea salt, candied lemon and an incredible finish. Long with fine acidity, non-stop, oxidative notes but not overindulgent. Decanted +2H, continuing its development on our glasses (Gabriel-Glas StandArt tonight).

This wine is perfect shape and still has many years in front of it; 2030+ in proper storage. Quite possibly one of the finest bottles of any blanc we've enjoyed this year, certainly in a top five for 2020. A great example of why Portugal's blanc offerings need so many years of rest, the reward is substantial.

Dec 24th, 2020
Austin Hohnke

Iodine. Nutty. Sherry-esque. Deep gold, nearing amber. Cool wine. Not for everyone.

Iodine. Nutty. Sherry-esque. Deep gold, nearing amber. Cool wine. Not for everyone.

Sep 21st, 2019
Fabian Kühlhorn

Deep golden color, fully developed aromas of orange rind, marmelade, dried apricot, nuts and hay. Consistent notes on the palate, with fresh acidity and a long finish.

Deep golden color, fully developed aromas of orange rind, marmelade, dried apricot, nuts and hay. Consistent notes on the palate, with fresh acidity and a long finish.

Aug 9th, 2019
Jordi Pazo

Trobada Alternativa, Montgat. Josep R.
03.06.19

Trobada Alternativa, Montgat. Josep R.
03.06.19

Jun 3rd, 2019
Tumi Ferrer

I’m in love. Didn’t really know what to expect but this is right up my alley 😍. Floral, honeyed, lemon, notes of sherry. So rich.

I’m in love. Didn’t really know what to expect but this is right up my alley 😍. Floral, honeyed, lemon, notes of sherry. So rich.

May 8th, 2018
Robert Clark

Robert had this 10 months ago

Robert had this 10 months ago

Apr 10th, 2020
Melanie Scheer

Melanie had this 2 years ago

Melanie had this 2 years ago

Apr 21st, 2019
Will Becker

Will had this 3 years ago

Will had this 3 years ago

Jun 8th, 2018
Marcio Morelli

Marcio had this 4 years ago

Marcio had this 4 years ago

Jun 5th, 2017
Marcia Toledo

Marcia had this 4 years ago

Marcia had this 4 years ago

Sep 20th, 2016