Mais uma competição mais uma distinção! O nosso H.O. Reserva 2011 e o H.O. Colheita 2011 foram classificados respectivamente com 92 pontos e 89,5 pontos pelo jornal francês "TASTED", cujas provas cegas foram realizadas por dois conceituados críticos vínicos (Markus Del Monego e Andreas Larsson), distinguidos no passado com o título de, “Best Sommelier of the World” (Melhor Sommelier do Mundo).
92|Horta Osório - H.O. - Reserva 2011
Andreas Larson - Bright violet colour. Fresh and pure nose of mineral, dark berries, cassis, and sweet spices. Very dense fruitiness, mineral and dark fruity flavours with blackberry, crème de cassis, plenty of grainy tannin, bright acidity, very good length and persistence. Fresh, vigorous and promising.
Markus Del Monego - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Quite complex nose with elegant flavour, cocoa, toasted oak, vanilla and mild spices, ripe dark berries, black cherries and a hint of prunes. On the palate well structured with opulence and freshness, good weight and length.
89,5|Horta Osório, H. O. - Colheita 2011
Andreas Larson - Dark purple nuance, fresh and dark fruity nose of blackberry, cherry and almonds, discreet oak a hint of minerality. The palate has dense fruit a good backbone, but fairly loose structure with fresh acidity and powdery tannin, good purity and length.
Markus Del Monego - Dark purple red with violet hue and almost black centre. Distinct fruit, blackberries and blackcurrants, discreet spiciness and slightly toasted flavour in the background. On the palate licorice and juicy fruit, well structured with good length.