2021 Quinta da Falorca Encruzado Reserva Blanco
The Encruzado Reserva Quinta da Falorca consists of 95% of the most beautiful white grape from the Daô - the Encruzado. This grape has the ability to maintain an almost perfect balance of sugars and acidity. It produces dry, fruity and aromatic wines and is one of Portugal's top white grape varieties. This grape has an extraordinary aging potential and we see that with this white wine from Quinta da Falorca because this wine can remain in your cellar or wine fridge until 2033 without any problems. The wine has matured for 15% in new French oak and 85% in stainless steel and has a perfect alcohol percentage of 13%, which makes the wine elegant.
This is a fine Encruzado, persistent and focused, with good acidity and concentration. The oak here is supportive and not dominating so this also retains its purity. This Branco from Portugal has developed beautiful aromas of roses, violets, but also of lemon and minerality. The richness is impressive and because of the great acidity there is always a nice tension. The Encruzado Reserva is an impressive white wine with a great price/quality ratio.
The wine receives high ratings year-in-year-out. Released only in early June 2022, the 2021 has a drinking window of 10-15yrs plus and they at Encruzao have recently started releasing older (nice) years (recently the 2015) that they have aged even longer in their cellars. In his younger years drinking from a large (burgundy) glass. We will not deny that we ourselves also like to drink the wines of Falorca. A very high level, elegance at its best and price quality is excellent.
|Type of Wine
|Quinta da Falorca
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Round, White fruit
|Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag