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Porto/Douro - Other

Dow's 10 year old Port


2010 Roriz Prazo de Roriz

Last year this wine came top in the Wine Spectator Magazine Tasting for 'Best Value Portugese Wine' out of hundreds of wines. In 1764 the bowl-shaped property nestled into the fold of the Upper Douro valley at a big bend in the river had been given the name Quinta de Roriz, and it has been producing wine ever since. Like most of the historical Douro estates, Roriz has always been known for its Porto but Roriz was one of the first producers to export its wines to Europe, thanks to particularly enterprising ownership. Starting in 1815, the estate was owned by a member of the van Zeller family until the estate was acquired last year by the Symington wine empire, currently the largest landowners in the Douro. "The 2010 Prazo de Roriz is a blend of 37% Tinta Barroca, 18% old vines field blend, 16% Touriga Nacional, 15% Touriga Franca, and 7% each of Tinta Amarela and Tinta Cao, aged for just six months in a mixture of second and third use French oak. This opens as a rather solid and concentrated Prazo, well balanced, but also showing some backbone as it airs out and unfolds. It becomes more expressive and gripping, showing a tasty, lingering finish. Overall, it is a pretty nice Prazo that offers some bang for the buck in an elegantly crafted presentation. Drink now-2020. 89/100 R. Parker


2012 Altano Tinto

Owned by the Symington family who own such famous port houses as Grahams and Dows they now produce the Altano reds from vines in located away from the river Douro in the Douro Superior. Its warmer, drier and flatter terrain with low-yielding, schistous soils. The vines wre planted in the late 1970s and early 1980s so they have old vine age material to draw from. A blend of Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz. "a lush and creamy style,with concentrated flavours of raspberry tart,dark cherry and boysenberry,accented by notes of chocolate.The silky finish lingers with a rich,mocha detail."


2011 Prats & Symington Post Scriptum

Prats & Symington is a joint venture label with Bordeaux’s Bruno Prats and the Symmington Family. The Prats were owners of Cos d’Estournel and Bruno is one of the most innovative and respected winemakers of his generation in Bordeaux and he was clearly intrigued by the Douro and what it had to offer. " The 2011 Post Scriptum de Chryseia, is a blend of 56% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Franca, and 7% each of Tinta Barroca and Tinta Roriz, all aged for 13 months in French oak. This is a beautifully constructed Post Scriptum, elegant and graceful, yet focused, precise and flavorful. It is designed to have all of its parts in place, not to make you go “wow.” Aromatic and laced with floral nuances, it has a sappy taste in its youth, with some tannin pop and astringency on the finish that will integrate in time. This should develop well and drink decently early on, but give it a year or two in the cellar to settle down for best results. Bargain hunters will find that Post Scriptum is a particularly good value this year. Drink 2014-2022. " 90/100 R.Parker




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