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Romariz

Romariz Vinhos, SA

Founded 1850
Owner Taylor-Fonseca Group
Vineyards Quinta do Romariz

The house of Romariz was founded in 1850 by Manoel da Rocha Romariz, who came from a well-known Oporto family. In 1966 the Romariz family retired from the business and sold the brand to Guimaraens & Cª. In 1987 Romariz became a part of Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatsman which plan to redevelop this important brand.

Romariz Vintages:1985, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseRomarizVintage1985
ColourLight red with a yellow mature rim. Almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings17
BouquetCacao, butterscotch, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak, maybe even a little old but balanced and quite elegant. Easy to drink and like with cacao and dark chocolate in taste and with a quite long sweet finish. Quite attractive indeed.Average score15.97
Last tasted21st September 2017Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRomarizVintage1991
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetDried fruit, French plum, cacao, Christmas spiciness, cacao, candy and figs in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced. French plum cacao and lots more in taste. Easy to drink and love and will probably not be better but is wonderful today. Attractive and long quite sweet and elegant finish.Average score16.09
Last tasted24th April 2017Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRomarizVintage1994
ColourYellow mature in colour but still rather dark.Number of tastings7
BouquetOld grocery shop, cacao, toffee, coffee, cinnamon and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite sweet. Mature and peaking and will not be better we believe. Balanced port, easy to drink and like. Cacao and spiciness in taste with an rather elegant finish.Average score15.74
Last tasted24th April 2017Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRomarizVintage1997
ColourStill blue in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetMulberry, sweet liquorice cacao, spiciness and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balance and quite elegant. Easy to drink and like. Cacao and sweet liquorice in taste. Nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.54
Last tasted24th April 2017Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRomarizVintage2000
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetHerbal, old grocery shop, coffee and sweet dark berry in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and almost peaking but balanced and easy to drink and enjoy. Sweet and sweet liquorice and dark berry in flavour. Complex and quite long finish.Average score15.75
Last tasted24th April 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRomarizVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Easy to swallow and to like. Nice finish.
Last tasted7th November 2005Rating 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
HouseRomarizVintage2007
ColourStill dark blue with a hint of a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, blue berry and dark berry in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Immature and tannin and will of course be better. Loaded with fruit and dark berry in taste but easy to enjoy and drink. Balanced and promising with a nice and rather attractive finish. Will be nice to follow.Average score
Last tasted24th April 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRomarizVintage2009
ColourQuite dark and blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Still immature with lots of tannin and will of course be better but balanced with dark berry and fruit in taste. Maybe a little short finish but easy to drink and like and the finish is quite nice.Average score
Last tasted24th April 2017Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRomarizVintage2011
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRather closed but juicy in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Loaded with fruit but easy to drink and like. A good and interesting finish.
Last tasted4th November 2013Rating 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

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseNo. 1 Especial Vinho Velha
Quinta de Romariz
Garrafeira1834
ColourTawny in colour with an olive-green edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegant bouquet of orange zest, cream candy, toffee, fudge, crème caramel and a full arsenal of aromas.Bottled
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Very elegant with orange zest, toffee, fudge and crème caramel in taste. New things are discover every time we took up the glass. Impressing. Lovely long finish. Astonishing port.Score range
Last tasted23rd December 2014Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSuperior Old
Romariz
Garrafeira1949
ColourBeautiful tawny with just a little olive-green rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegant nose of walnuts, burned candy and much more in the nose.BottledDemijohn 1956. Bottled 1970
TasteMedium body. Mature. Nuts in taste with some burned sugar. Balance but with some acidity. Complex and attractive finishScore range15.50 - 15.50
Last tasted16th December 2010Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRomarizColheita1963
ColourTawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetTorched sugar, burned candy and walnuts in the nose.Bottled2004
TasteMedium body. Mature and elegant with burned sugar in taste. Complex with a quite long and enjoyable finish.Score range15.50 - 15.50
Last tasted16th September 2004Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Club est. 1981 trip to Oporto.
TastersSAI

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