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Quinta da Romaneira

Sociedade agrícola da Romaneira SA

Founded 1813
Owner IDI
Vineyards Quinta da Romaneira, Quinta das Liceiras
Vintage Port Brands Quinta da Romaneira, Quinta das Liceiras, Liceiras

Quinta da Romaneira was already marked on Forrester’s map.

Quinta da Romaneira has a long history and was already marked on Forrester’s map. It was founded in 1813 and the property successively belonged to the families of Sousa Guimaraes, de Lacerda, and Monteiro de Barros, who enlarged the quinta to its present size in the 1940s.

Since the early days, Quinta da Romaneira has expanded significantly and included 12 former quintas in the Romaneira vineyard and is now one of the largest properties in Douro. The quintas now included in Quinta da Romaneira are: do Abade, do Penedo Marçal, do Marhadal Velho, das Liceiras, da Carrapata (formerly two quintas, do Malheiros and da Dona Esménia), do Bairral (formerly two quintas, da Cima and de Baixo), do Malhadal Novo, do Esporão, da Fonte do Mouro, da Barca, de Escravelheira and da Pulga.

In 1967 Antonio Borges Vinagre acquired the quinta, and thus, the Quinta was controlled by Borges & Irmão through the personal ownership of António Borges Vinagre. After his death in 1989 the quinta was run jointly by daughter and son.

Quinta da Romaneira begun bottling and selling its own vintage port in modern time in 1986 due to the change in rules this year, allowing growers in Douro to ship their wines themselves. Before 1986 the property mainly sold its wines in bulk to other shippers.

In 2004 a group of investors, joined by investment group IDI, acquired the property. The Managing Director since 2004, Christian Seely, is also Managing Director of Quinta do Noval.

End of 2012 IDI has sold the property but it is not official who is the new owner.

Quinta da Romaneira Vintages:1861 (bottled 1866), 1863 (bottled 1867), 1908 (Real Comp. Velha), 1935, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011
Liceiras Vintages:2000
Quinta das Liceiras Vintages:1992, 1993

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1982
ColourAlmost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao and ginger-bread in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Ginger and ginger-bread in taste. Mature and almost peaking but with some sift tannin. Nice and quiet elegant finish.Average score
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1984
ColourStill rather dark but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetComplex and ethereal nose of dried fruit, ginger, pharmacy, hospital, sweet liquorice, candy, herbals and much more in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, sweet and peaking. Elegant with dried fruit, sweet liquorice, herbals and much more in taste. Easy to drink and like with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score15.52
Last tasted19th February 2015Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi- Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetComplex nose of dried fruit and burned sugar.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and at its peak. Easy to drink and like. Have a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.86
Last tasted11th November 2007Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1987
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetComplex and elegant nose of dried fruit, toffee and burned sugar.Score range14.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and at its peak. Complex and balanced and easy to drink and like. Very attractive finish.Average score15.21
Last tasted15th March 2012Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1990
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetPharmacy and old hospital in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature. Light port with burned sugar, pharmacy and a bit alcoholic in flavour. Quite nice finish and easy to drink but drink up.Average score15.02
Last tasted21st December 2014Point this date14.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1994
ColourStill dark blue in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetVery fruity and dark cherry in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin. Loaded with fruit. Immature and will develop much more. Lovely finish. Will be exciting to follow.Average score15.40
Last tasted26th September 2010Point this date15.40
CommentIn a tasting in our private Wine Club.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1996
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetQuite nice bouquet of old grocery shop.Score range14.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Light port and quite mature. Elegant and easy to like and drink and quite attractive finish.Average score14.39
Last tasted11th November 2007Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1997
ColourRather dark blue in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetDark berries, plums, cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature. Quite easy to drink and like but a rather short finish.Average score15.08
Last tasted22nd May 2016Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2000
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetStill fruity and berry in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Fruity flavour and still some tannin. Rather elegant port with a nice finish. Easy to drink.Average score15.14
Last tasted11th November 2007Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2003
ColourStill dark ruby in colour but with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetA bit dusty in the nose but with dried fruit and some dark berry.Score range14.90 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still some soft tannin. Balance but is in some way dusty? Fruit and berry in flavour. Has a rather short finish. Not so impressive this time.Average score15.08
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date14.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2004
ColourStill dark ruby in colour but with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berry, some mulberry and toffee in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still some soft tannin. Balanced but quite dry. Dark berry and toffee in taste. Rather elegant with a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2005
ColourStill dark ruby but with a yellow, mature edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetRoasted coffee, cacao, dark chocolate and some dark berry and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still some soft tannin and will improve. Balanced and easy to drink and enjoy. Cacao and dark berry in taste. Attractive and nice finish.Average score
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2007
ColourStill dark ruby but with a yellow, mature edge.Number of tastings2
BouquetDried fruit, red berry and mulberry but also fudge and some sweet liquorice in the noseScore range15.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still with soft tannin and will improve. Balanced but rather dry. Dried fruit and fudge in flavour. Balanced and elegant with a quite attractive finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2008
ColourStill dark ruby but with a yellow, mature edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, coffee beams, some cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin and will improve. Balanced and easy to drink and enjoy. Toffee and old grocery shop in taste with a quite nice and rather attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2011
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry, a lot of mulberry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Of course immature with lots of tannin. Dark berry and fruit in taste. Balanced and easy to like, enjoy and drink but will of course be much better. Lovely and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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