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2016 Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port

2016 Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port

93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port
93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A great value vintage Port from one of the lesser known labels of the Symington empire. Although only the second vintage since its acquisition by this traditional (yet state-of-the-art) family operation, the Quinta de Roriz is already showing formidable character and potential. Stocks are limited.

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$79.99 in mixed 6+ or $88.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

The main components are old mixed vines of Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz

Its Origins

Quinta de Roriz is one of the oldest and finest estates in the Douro. It is situated in a natural amphitheatre, surrounded by a high mountain ridge that curves down to the Douro River. The soil at Roriz has a particular mineral element (old mines exist on the property where the Romans mined gold) giving the estate’s wine a uniquely complex quality and flavour. Roriz was the very first single quinta Port to be shipped and to establish a reputation for the quality of its wines. Today Roriz is owned and managed by the Symington family, who have a long association with the property and are committed to reestablishing the Quinta’s historically pre-eminent position.

What The Critics Say

93+/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Mark Squires

"The 2016 Vintage Port is mostly Touriga Nacional from old vines, plus 22% Sousão, coming in with 114 grams of residual sugar. As with the other Symington properties this issue, this was bottled in May 2018 for release in October 2018. This shows the same good fruit as the Warre's, but in a much drier and sterner fashion, at least perceptibly and at least at the moment. It does have a fairly high sugar level on paper (normal-high, not over the top). As it sat and aired, it became more powerful, not less, showing plenty of intensity. Tight, tannic and a little astringent, this lacks expressive fruit as yet, but its laser-like precision will serve it in good stead. I loved that firm feel. It needs at least a decade to come around, though. It has a lot of upside potential, but it's linear and compact just now. Let's start here and see where we go when it opens up a bit more. There were 390 cases produced." Drink 2028 - 2070

90/100 Vinous, Neal Martin

"The 2016 Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port is based upon 30-year old Touriga Naçional plantings and is only the second declaration under the Symington family. It has a feisty, high-toned bouquet with crème de cassis, clove and light pressed violet scents that become accentuated with aeration. The palate is smooth and sensual with supple, almost glycerin-rich texture, a little more heady in style than its peers with plenty of vigour on the opulent finish. It is one of the most "fun" 2016 Port declarations that might not have the pedigree of its peers, yet it is just joyful to drink. Production is 390 cases." Drink 2021 - 2035

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Port

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Douro

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    20.00%

  • Maturity

    2021 - 2070

This Wine Goes Well With

with DESSERT
with MILD CHEESE

Taste

5

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