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Esporão Quinto Dos Murças Minas 2018 – A Pleasing Potpourri of Black Fruit

Esporão, Quinto Dos Murças, Minas 2018, Douro, Portugal, Wine Casual

Esporão, Quinto Dos Murças, Minas 2018, Douro, Portugal

Tasting Note: Douro red blends don’t get as much press as its, older, more-popular brother Port, and you should use this market reality to benefit from under-the-radar, Douro red blends which offer great price-to-quality value including this wine which offers a pleasing potpourri of black fruit.

Deep-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of raspberry, blackberry, black plum, rhubarb, black cherry and rosehip.

On the palate the dry, full-bodied red blend has medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and slightly-grippy, ripe, medium-plus tannin.

The wine has some notes of complexity along the midpalate with sparkles of red-fruit emerging every so often.

This is the sort of red blend that is a versatile dining pairing partner.

Read 2016 vintage review.

Bottle Note: South-facing 110M to 300M Alt.

Rating: 90 points
Price: $24
Alcohol: 13%
Importer: Now Wine Imports, Livingston, New Jersey
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: July 10, 2021

This wine was submitted for review.

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