Herdade do Esporão

Assobio Douro Touriga Nacional Blend

8.7313 ratings
8.632 pro ratings
Douro, Portugal
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca
Potato, Tomato-Based, Venison, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Pasta, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Beau Carson

Simple and not that exciting.

Simple and not that exciting.

Dec 18th, 2017
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

This is from esporao this name means to whistle because of the windy nature of this region

This is from esporao this name means to whistle because of the windy nature of this region

2 people found it helpfulApr 29th, 2014
Chris Harvey

Lives up to the hype! Really enjoy this blend

Lives up to the hype! Really enjoy this blend

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2014
Benjamin Hickey

Savoury, dry, good structure. Soft, sweet fruit, 20% in oak for 6 months.

Savoury, dry, good structure. Soft, sweet fruit, 20% in oak for 6 months.

1 person found it helpfulAug 7th, 2014
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

8.4

Clean, correct and, at best, closed. The make doesn't show much, neither roasted/mineral tones nor overt fruit. Can't quite figure the huge scores and promotion of this

Clean, correct and, at best, closed. The make doesn't show much, neither roasted/mineral tones nor overt fruit. Can't quite figure the huge scores and promotion of this

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2014
Kevin Carriker

Owner Kobalt Wines

9.4

ROCKIN

ROCKIN

1 person found it helpfulDec 5th, 2013
Allison Orr

Oak spice, clove, vanilla, plum, dark berry sweetness. Light dry finish.

Oak spice, clove, vanilla, plum, dark berry sweetness. Light dry finish.

1 person found it helpfulMar 7th, 2013
Elizabeth Smith

This blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, and Touriga Nacional is quintessential Duoro and is outstanding for under $15. It's rich purple-ruby in color. It's a medium-bodied wine with rich fruit flavors of blueberry and black cherry, a hint of oak influence, and lovely acidity on the finish. It's a lot of wine for very little money.

This blend of Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, and Touriga Nacional is quintessential Duoro and is outstanding for under $15. It's rich purple-ruby in color. It's a medium-bodied wine with rich fruit flavors of blueberry and black cherry, a hint of oak influence, and lovely acidity on the finish. It's a lot of wine for very little money.

Apr 24th, 2015
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

8.7

Deep purple. Aromatically shy. Not very rich in aromas; neither fruity nor particularly mineral. Pretty good pairing with grilled lamb chops (rosemary, garlic, lemon, evoo) and pork tenderloin (guajillo, pasilla, garlic, cumin, vinegar).

Deep purple. Aromatically shy. Not very rich in aromas; neither fruity nor particularly mineral. Pretty good pairing with grilled lamb chops (rosemary, garlic, lemon, evoo) and pork tenderloin (guajillo, pasilla, garlic, cumin, vinegar).

Apr 13th, 2015
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.0

A good solid Portuguese red blend. Black fruit and solid tannins. Can't beat the $15 price point.

A good solid Portuguese red blend. Black fruit and solid tannins. Can't beat the $15 price point.

Apr 8th, 2015