Herdade do Esporão

Assobio Douro Touriga Nacional Blend

8.8123 ratings
8.620 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
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
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
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
kendra anderson

another winner from the #Douro.
#portugal #valuewine

another winner from the #Douro.
#portugal #valuewine

Jan 12th, 2015
Sasha Smith

Wine Blogger Spin the Bottle NY

8.1

Fine. Short, a bit aggressive with the tannin and lacking in everything else. I think of wines like this as "summer abroad" wines because they remind me of the cheap stuff I drank when backpacking. Better this than a Carlsberg...

Fine. Short, a bit aggressive with the tannin and lacking in everything else. I think of wines like this as "summer abroad" wines because they remind me of the cheap stuff I drank when backpacking. Better this than a Carlsberg...

Dec 21st, 2014
Austin Beeman

Delicious full bodied purity. Spicy purple fruit and stone. Long finish. $13

Delicious full bodied purity. Spicy purple fruit and stone. Long finish. $13

Dec 20th, 2014
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

8.8

Gotta love the value you get out of Portugal.

Gotta love the value you get out of Portugal.

Dec 17th, 2014
Allison Lyzenga

Dark fruit (overripe); violet and leather; spice; not the best

Dark fruit (overripe); violet and leather; spice; not the best

Aug 24th, 2014
Matt Lasater

First Douro red. Deep concentration, intense nose/palate of b. plums, cassis, dried flowers, granite, dust, cedar, and menthol. Full bodied, med + alc, med + tannin. Interesting. Would pair with gamy food really well.

First Douro red. Deep concentration, intense nose/palate of b. plums, cassis, dried flowers, granite, dust, cedar, and menthol. Full bodied, med + alc, med + tannin. Interesting. Would pair with gamy food really well.

Aug 4th, 2014