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terça-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2008

Tasting - Esporão, Reserva Branco 2006

To celebrate a very special day for me and my girlfriend nothing better than a special dinner for 2... in Santa Maria de Lamas there´s a very interesting restaurant called «Aquarela» with a very nice selection of Portuguese and Italian food and a not so very interesting selection of Portuguese and Italian wines to match :) it still (and for sure) deserves a visit.... We choose Esporão Reserva Branco 2006 to celebrate and we haven't regret the 14.0 € we paid for it... Made with the typical Alentejo white grape, Antao Vaz and blended with Arinto and Roupeiro with an avarage age of 15 years old, it aged for 6 months in american oak barrels following a stainless steel fermentation... The colour is gold, light gold... in the nose shows a rich tropical fruit character enhancing mostly pinnapple but also passionfruit. Vannilla and some mineral hints were noticed too.... in the mouth shows balance, good acidity, good wood integration and freshness! Long and pleasent finnish...
Nice way to celebrate... next year we'll be back.... for the wine, food, restaurant - 88 Points

4 comentários:

Anônimo disse...

Santa Maria de Lamas!!!!!!! que bela localidade:)))))))))))))))))

Anônimo disse...

eu é k disse k cheirava a ananás!!! finalmente consegui acertar num cheiro sem ser... cheira a vinho e a alcool!! ehehe Té*

Hugo Pereira de Melo disse...

Tas a evoluir claramente!:)

Anônimo disse...

onde estao as notas de prova da receita do grande mestre do álcool Abraão Pimenta, mais conhecido por mr pepper?? mas afinal k raio de enólogos são voces?? ;) ehehe
a minha nota para classificar a Mr. Pepper wine mixed é claramente 100!!! 100% MOKA e 100% ressaca no dia a seguir... ehehe Té*