HERDADE DO ESPORAO RESERVA WHITE - 2001
Beautiful, vibrant gold color with french oak on the nose, lurking acidity, minerality. Tropical fruits, orange peel, citrus and creamy oak. Bold, delicious wine with an attitude.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Looking for some esoteric varietals to spring on your friends, then look no further. This wine is a dead ringer for a big Chardonnay, but brings its own swagger. There is ripeness, terroir and originality. I love this wine. The oak is dominant but if you are classic California Chardonnay lover, you'll find this to be an affordable, under the radar rockstar! Retails for around $18.