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Quinta de Roriz

Quinta de Roriz Vinhos, S.A.

Founded 1764
Owner Symington family estates and Prats

Quinta de Roriz is one of the oldest and finest estates in the Douro. Robert Archibald from Scotland starts growing grapes here already in the 18th century and 1760 the quinta was sold to Kopke family. Through marriage it has been owned by the van Zellers family since 1815. Roriz was certainly the very first Single Quinta Vintage Port ever to be offered and the first Quinta to establish fame and reputation for the quality of its wines. Gonzales-Byass made vintage port from this quinta from 1901 to the 1930s.

Symington family began its relationship with Quinta de Roriz in 1998 through a partnership with Joao van Zeller and became joint owner of the quinta in 2009 with Prats.

Quinta de Roriz Vintages:1834 (Kopke), 1851 (Kopke), 1863, 1870 (Kopke, Bottled by Barrow & Sons.), 1896 (Kopke), 1908 (Gonzalez Byass), 1917 (Gonzalez Byass), 1920 (Gonzalez Byass), 1927 (Gonzalez Byass), 1960, 1970, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta de Roriz
Gonzalez-Byass
Vintage1920
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar and crème caramel bouquet.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe even a bit old. Alcoholic but elegant and still a complex and long finish. Quite good!Average score
Last tasted23rd December 2005Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de RorizVintage1991
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCherry and berry in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature. Dried fruit in the flavour. Easy to drink and like. Nice finish.Average score15.70
Last tasted14th April 2009Point this date14.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de RorizVintage1999
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetComplex nose of dark cherry and dark berry.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Nice tannins. Immature but elegant and a quite complex finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score16.00
Last tasted3rd November 2008Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de RorizVintage2000
ColourYellow and quite mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetOld grocery shop, crème caramel and burned sugar in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still with soft tannin. Will be better. Candy in taste. Easy to drink and like. Balanced with a nice finish.Average score14.75
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de RorizVintage2001
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery juicy and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and full of tannins. Berry and fruit in flavour. Rather easy to drink and like. Not a long runner. Nice finish.
Last tasted3rd November 2003Rating this dateVery good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de RorizVintage2002
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit and berry in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Quite easy to drink and a light port. Rather nice but short finish.Average score
Last tasted3rd November 2008Point this date14.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de RorizVintage2003
ColourDark but with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetGenerous bouquet of candy, crème caramel and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature. Candy in taste. Will be better but easy to drink and like. Balanced port with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de RorizVintage2004
ColourRather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetSome pharmacy and hospital in the nose but also some dark berry. Strange and not quite enjoyable.Score range14.75 - 14.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a little old in taste. Pharmacy and some dark berry in taste. Probably this bottle is not quite OK but there is still a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date14.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de RorizVintage2007
ColourQuite dark but with a hint of a yellow rim in the colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCream candy, mint, and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Still tannin but very enjoyable. Candy in taste. Balanced and good with an attractive finish. Will be better.Average score
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de RorizVintage2011
ColourBlack in colour with a purple rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetFruit, berry and still juicy with a peppery tone in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and quite tannic. Fruit and berries in taste with quite long and attractive finish. Will be I interesting to follow!
Last tasted3rd November 2014Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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