Reserva 2012 Esporao Quinta dos Murcas
|Producent||Esporao Quinta dos Murcas|
The 2012 Reserva is a field blend sourced from 33-year-old vines. It was aged for 12 months in new wood (80% French, 20% American). It comes in at 14.5% alcohol. Beautifully done, this has exceptional mid-palate finesse but the elegance and velvety texture then give way to power. Finishing with a hard edge, this needs more time, despite its late release. Still, even now there are nuances of plums and blue fruit lurking. This silky and rather intense Tinto has a lot of potential as yet unrealized. If you open it now, give it a little air. Better yet, give it another year or two in the cellar.