Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port 2011
|Brand||Quinta de Roriz|
This shows a tight beam of cream and spice, focusing the lush flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, plum confit and violet. The lilting finish presents fig and date notes to the dark chocolate accents. Best from 2020 through 2050. 350 cases made.
This structured, dark, brooding wine is closed up at this stage. It's a wine with serious tannins, powerful spiciness and plenty of concentration. A dry core is surrounded by the fruit, hinting at potentially rich texture.
The 2011 marks the first Quinta do Roriz under the Prats & Symington ownership and is a blend of 42% Touriga Nacional, 28% Tinta Franca, 18% Tinta Francisca and 12% Sousao. There is a slight rancio character on the Quinta do Roriz, with raisin, a touch of prune and tobacco. The palate is smooth and voluptuous on the entry with layers of cassis, boysenberry and salted licorice. It is very refined and focused with a mouth-lacquering, almost viscous finish. It has good potential, but needs to show more flair. 350 cases declared. Tasted May 2013.