Herdade do Esporão

Reserva Alentejo Aragonês Blend

9.074 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Alentejo, Alentejano, Portugal
Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet, Aragonês
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Fabien Lainé

Blogger VinDeling.com

9.0

An international classic style from the beautiful #Alentejo that you cannot miss #winelover - a blend of Aragonês, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet - a best friendly to share 😃

An international classic style from the beautiful #Alentejo that you cannot miss #winelover - a blend of Aragonês, Trincadeira, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet - a best friendly to share 😃

5 people found it helpfulDec 19th, 2014
Michael Descamps

Dense and showy. Ripe blackberry, black cherry compote, sour plum. Mineral and toasted wood spices abound in finish. Impressive.

Dense and showy. Ripe blackberry, black cherry compote, sour plum. Mineral and toasted wood spices abound in finish. Impressive.

2 people found it helpfulOct 20th, 2015
Andrew

This is made in a very approachable style and I can see why it's so popular. Red and dark fruit with some vanilla. Smooth with just a little grippy tannin on the finish. $25

This is made in a very approachable style and I can see why it's so popular. Red and dark fruit with some vanilla. Smooth with just a little grippy tannin on the finish. $25

1 person found it helpfulSep 26th, 2015
Elizabeth Smith

The 2012 Esporão Reserva, DOC Alentejo, is a great wine for under $20. A blend of Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira, and Cabernet Sauvignon, it's an intensely red wine, medium-bodied, with aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry, spice, cedar, and vanilla. The tannins and acidity play well together after the wine is open or decanted for a while. This was a sample sent to me for review.

The 2012 Esporão Reserva, DOC Alentejo, is a great wine for under $20. A blend of Aragonez, Alicante Bouschet, Trincadeira, and Cabernet Sauvignon, it's an intensely red wine, medium-bodied, with aromas and flavors of cherry, raspberry, spice, cedar, and vanilla. The tannins and acidity play well together after the wine is open or decanted for a while. This was a sample sent to me for review.

1 person found it helpfulApr 28th, 2015
Vanda Henriques

Lovely with food . Nice tannins good acidity, a really fine example of alentejo wines

Lovely with food . Nice tannins good acidity, a really fine example of alentejo wines

1 person found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2015
Eric Almeida

All sorts of amazing in this bottle. Força Portugal!

All sorts of amazing in this bottle. Força Portugal!

Jun 26th, 2016
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.1

#alicantebouschet And #cabernet really give this wine its identity. #alentejo heat and power with finesse. Black fruit and sweet spice on the nose, cherries and plums and cinnamon. Flavor profile on the palate in sync with the nose. Obvious oak influence. Tannins still a little scratchy. Can age for many years now until 2020 easily.

#alicantebouschet And #cabernet really give this wine its identity. #alentejo heat and power with finesse. Black fruit and sweet spice on the nose, cherries and plums and cinnamon. Flavor profile on the palate in sync with the nose. Obvious oak influence. Tannins still a little scratchy. Can age for many years now until 2020 easily.

Jan 16th, 2016
Julian Mercado

Co-Founder CorkExclusive

9.0

Another great one from Esporao

Another great one from Esporao

Feb 26th, 2015
Kristin Day

Bold, spiced, full bodied from Spain. For those who love tempranillos, and deep cabs and sirahs

Bold, spiced, full bodied from Spain. For those who love tempranillos, and deep cabs and sirahs

Jul 20th, 2016
Kailee Crawford

Earthy but fruit forward

Earthy but fruit forward

May 14th, 2016