Esporão 2007 1º Prémio da Confraria dos Enófilos do Alentejo

>> Sunday, November 22, 2009

It 's been 18 years since the Brotherhood of Alentejo's Oenophiles, tests every year the best that is produced in the region. This year, for the third time, as it has been in 1998 and 2000, A Esporão wine took the price. This 1st Prize of the Brotherhood of Oenophiles of Alentejo, just like it is on the label, is a wine for collection, with 2 different labels produced by Ana Jotta and inspired by the old labels of Esporão.
But let's taste the wine:

Esporão 2007 1º Prémio da Confraria dos Enófilos do Alentejo
Producer - Esporão
Region - Alentejo
Alchool - 15% vol
Price - from € 39
This wine is made from Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet and Touriga Franca. The varieties were vinified separately and aged for 6 months in new barrels of American oak.
Dense in color, almost impenetrable. Strong impact of depth on the nose. Rich and dense, this wine shows notes of black currant and blackberry, joined by notes of pencil lead, licorice and spices. With some time of air comes the floral notes with hints of freshness, that the initial perception was not suggesting in any way. Great job on the barrel, with this very well integrated, without display, staggering the set.
In the mouth the continuation of depth and density, with the wine to show its powerful, full bodied, but classy. The acid and tannins seem to be involved in the body, this wine looks velvety, but always in tune concentration again with hints of freshness. Good persistence with hints of chocolate, is the end of a wine of strong emotions.
It really is a wine that inflicts strong emotions, because of the density, the structure, but at the same time it has some freshness, despite the 15 degrees of alcohol, that shoes in the label. Asks for food? Undoubtedly .......
17.5 Points


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