Esporão Reserva Tinto 2014, Alentejo, Portugal


Esporão Reserva Tinto 2014, Alentejo, Portugal (£19.99-£21.99 Cambridge Wine Merchants, Define Food and Wine, Tanners, Great Grog)
It’s still a pup but this gentle giant has a very promising future. Rich, dark damson and berry fruit which veers towards the overripe but just stops in time, leaving bold flavours infused with a herby wildness, and with ripe tannin and vanilla-scented oak adding support. I’d dog in from 2019 onwards, but it’s no crime to approach it now as long as you give it time to come out of its shell. Or kennel… G-

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