Herdade do Esporão

Reserva Alentejo Antão Vaz Blend

8.9290 ratings
9.045 pro ratings
Alentejo, Alentejano, Portugal
Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro, Sémillon
Blue Cheese, Fruit Desserts
Top Notes For
Allison Lyzenga

Pale lemon; medium plus intensity aromas of yellow apple, apple blossom, sweet baking spices, creaminess; dry, medium acid, high alcohol, full bodied, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; quite rich, creamy, and spicy, very good

Pale lemon; medium plus intensity aromas of yellow apple, apple blossom, sweet baking spices, creaminess; dry, medium acid, high alcohol, full bodied, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; quite rich, creamy, and spicy, very good

Oct 11th, 2021
Will Stanley

Rich and layered, this Alentejo white is a gorgeous, full-bodied wine whose ripeness and purity of fruit is balanced by fresh lime acidity, vanilla undertones and a streak of spiciness. Good length. Very good stuff.

Rich and layered, this Alentejo white is a gorgeous, full-bodied wine whose ripeness and purity of fruit is balanced by fresh lime acidity, vanilla undertones and a streak of spiciness. Good length. Very good stuff.

Jun 15th, 2020
Scott Wren

This is the Kind of wine I fell in love with last summer. Golden hue, medium bodied, rich, tons of acidity and pear apple flavor. How can they do that in the middle of Portugal?

This is the Kind of wine I fell in love with last summer. Golden hue, medium bodied, rich, tons of acidity and pear apple flavor. How can they do that in the middle of Portugal?

Oct 16th, 2017
Rick Hadsall

Really easy to drink. Blend of Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro, and oddly enough Semillon. Lots of flavor and good acidity. Went well with our Thai dinner and still drinks great afterward. I will want this again!

Really easy to drink. Blend of Antão Vaz, Arinto, Roupeiro, and oddly enough Semillon. Lots of flavor and good acidity. Went well with our Thai dinner and still drinks great afterward. I will want this again!

4 people found it helpfulJan 12th, 2014
Randy Fuller

This masterful white wine features indigenous Portuguese grapes - Antão Vaz, Arinto and Roupeiro - with a bit of Semillon, which the winemaker says is a tip of the hat to his Australian heritage. Alcohol is at 14% - "Higher than I like," says David Baverstock, "but that is what the grapes want to do." Forty percent of the wine saw oak for six months, on the lees. It is a great oak treatment, with lovely acidity and citrus all over the place. A savory edge of salinity makes this wine irresistible.

This masterful white wine features indigenous Portuguese grapes - Antão Vaz, Arinto and Roupeiro - with a bit of Semillon, which the winemaker says is a tip of the hat to his Australian heritage. Alcohol is at 14% - "Higher than I like," says David Baverstock, "but that is what the grapes want to do." Forty percent of the wine saw oak for six months, on the lees. It is a great oak treatment, with lovely acidity and citrus all over the place. A savory edge of salinity makes this wine irresistible.

2 people found it helpfulOct 22nd, 2015
Louis Martin

Had the 2013 vintage on 5/30. Mineral on the nose, nice peach pit and woody taste. More rich than tart. Pairs well with seafood.

Had the 2013 vintage on 5/30. Mineral on the nose, nice peach pit and woody taste. More rich than tart. Pairs well with seafood.

2 people found it helpfulMay 30th, 2015
Nate Miles

Good balance. Round, but with enough edge. Schizo, in a good way!

Good balance. Round, but with enough edge. Schizo, in a good way!

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2015
Denis Roudenko

16/20 (90/100)

16/20 (90/100)

1 person found it helpfulMar 9th, 2015
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

8.9

Wonderful balance between richness and minerality A touch of oak, lemon, rainwater, and orange peel.

Wonderful balance between richness and minerality A touch of oak, lemon, rainwater, and orange peel.

1 person found it helpfulNov 13th, 2014
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.0

2013 - Rich, intense, fruity tones, combined with a creamy touch balanced as fresh - a good value for money

2013 - Rich, intense, fruity tones, combined with a creamy touch balanced as fresh - a good value for money

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2014