One more competition and one more distinction! H.O. Reserve 2011 and the H. O. Harvest 2011 have respectively been ranked with 92 points and 89.5 points for the French newspaper "TASTED" whose blind taste were conducted by two highly-wine critics (Markus Del Monego and Andreas Larsson), distinguished in the past with the title, "Best Sommelier of the World "(Best Sommelier of the World).
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.