Next Level: Esporao Reserva White

If the last white from Esporao reviewed here was very good, the 2020 Herdade Do Esporao Reserva White $20 (Sample) one is next level.

The pale gold color belies the full, ripe, and creamy tropical fruit aromatics, a sensation that persists through the expansive palate, which is long, generous, and luxurious. Rich and voluptuous, lovers of New World chardonnay will find much to admire in this well-made, if uncharacteristic Portuguese white. Made from organically-grown antão vaz, arinto, and roupeiro, and fermented in 70/30 stainless steel/oak, it is incredible balanced and refined, despite its size. 92 points.