Esporão Private Selection 2012

Herdade do Esporão (Alentejo)

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Herdade do Esporão elaborates this Esporão Private Selection 2012 (£46.11), a red wine from Alentejo with the best syrah, alicante bouschet and aragonêz grapes from the 2012 vintage and has an alcohol content of 14.5%. Drinks&Co users evaluate this red wine with 4,2 out of 5 points.

Technical sheet · Esporão Private Selection

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2012 Other vintages
Appellation:Alentejo (Alentejo,Portugal)
Winery: Herdade do Esporão
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Aragonêz, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14.5%

Description · Herdade do Esporão

Esporão Private Selection 2012 (Aragonêz, Alicante Bouschet and Syrah)

TASTING NOTES OF Esporão Private Selection 2012:

  • View: deep and intense red.
  • Nose: Intense and rich nose.
  • Mouth: rich and dense palate at the same time balance of fine tannins and good acidity end.


VINEYARD: Herdade do Esporão

GRAPES: Alicante Bouschet, Aragones and Syrah.


Herdade do Esporão

The philosophy of the company “The Esporão project began in the Alentejo from an irrepressible desire to make the finest wines. This is the basis of everything we do and something we extend to other products and regions. Everywhere, nature inspires us and helps us to improve. We respect and...

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Posted on at 04.21


Esporão Private Selection 2012

The taste of the Esporão Private Selection tinto is powerful with firm tannins that guarantee a long life.

More reviews about Esporão Private Selection 2012

Posted on at 13.41

4.5 /5

Excellent Portugese wine, not Esporao's best product but most easily available.

Posted on at 11.40

4 /5

Esporão Private Selection is red garnet red in color. The scent elements of dried fruits, tobacco and toast. The taste is strong with a solid tannin structure that guarantees a long life. The absolute top of the Portuguese Esporão winery.

Posted on at 04.59

4 /5

On the nose dominated by black fruit with light notes of smoke and spices. The palate shows density and richness, displays is balanced with good acidity and fine tannins. The finish is long and persistent.

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Reviews about Esporão Private Selection 2017

Scarlett Jenkins
Scarlett Jenkins


- View: Color light straw yellow.
- Nose: notes of white-fleshed fruits like apple and mixed with discrete scents of toasted oak and spices like cloves and white pepper pears feel.
- Mouth: Creamy, elegant and intense. It has a long, deep and lingering finish, with notes of wood and almond.

VINEYARD: Esporão. It is located in the region of Alentejo, Portugal. It has about 450 hectares of vineyards. Its climate is characterized by dry, hot summers, like their autumns and winters undemanding. They are a variety of compounds crystalline limestone soils, brown Mediterranean and schist. The structure of the soil is mostly clay, deep and with a good drainage system ideal for a balanced production.
GRAPES: Semillon (100%).

AGEING: 6 months in French oak barrels of 550 liters on its own lees. Batonnage process is applied to stimulate the combination of oak wine and to also give a creamy texture. Is aged 6 months in the bottle.
PREPARATION: After harvesting, the grapes are delivered to the winery in the morning when temperatures are lower. The fruits are placed in the automatic press and subjected to long pressing cycles at low pressure which allows thorough juice extraction. Then subjected to a short decantation process, eventually ferment at a controlled temperature of 18 °C.

WINE PAIRING: Perfect to accompany dishes with pork, fish and seafood, especially lobster.
ALCOHOL: 13.5%

Reviews about Esporão Private Selection 2014

Edward Collins
Edward Collins


It is not easy to find in a supermarket.
It has a dark red colour. Toffee smell, followed by coffee smell. It reveals a kind of salty aftertaste.

Reviews about Esporão Private Selection 2009

Peter Samuels
Peter Samuels


Is to be drunk with food. Is the that my parents like best.
Burgundy colour. Smell of coffee or wood. On the palate reminiscent of leather, slightly burned vanilla.