Visconde de Borba 2011 (Portugal: Alentejo)

Name Visconde de Borba 2011
Varietal Reserva Vinho Tinto (DOC)
Region Portugal: Alentejo
Notes "Marcolino Sebo sold grapes to the Borba co-op until they built a winery and started producing their own wines in 2000. Jorge Santos blends this from aragonez, alicante bouschet, trincadeira and tinta caiada that’s foot-trod in lagars. Decant it to get past the initial oak scents, as meaty as the char on a steak. Then you’ll find a huge black wine with explosive mineral tannins and expansive flavors that capture the heat of Alentejo and deliver it in fresh fruit." (Wine & Spirits)

Additional Notes

"This is a ripe, spicy wine that has dense tannins and dark fruits. Now mature, it is full bodied, packed with black fruit flavors and a concentrated structure. The Alicante Bouschet in the blend gives the wine its dark color and also its intense fruits. Drink now." (Wine Enthusiast)



Scores Press* Points Other  
W&S: 92 pts  
WE: 88 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Org/Bio/Sus
15.0 Full Medium

WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine
VIN = Vinous
DEC = Decanter