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Rozès

Rozès S.A.

Founded 1855
Owner Vranken-Pommery Monopole
Vineyards Quinta de Monsul, Quinta da Estrela de Desejosa, Quinta de Santo Aleixo, Quinta de Ponte de Ferreira, Quinta da Veiga Redonda, Quinta do Grifo, Quinta da Canameira, Quinta de Anibal, Quinta da Canameira
Vintage Port Brands Rozes, Sao Pedro das Aguias, Terras do Grifo

In 1855, Ostende Rozès, then a fine wine trader, founded the Rozès House. Then the 1910's - 1920's marked the beginning of the firm's success with Edmond Rozès, Ostende's son, who contributed substantially to the development of the company. He created the ‘Rozès Porto’ brand, using a bottle shape that enables the identification of both the brand and of the port wine. Hence, a Portuguese - shaped bottle with an old - fashioned presentation was marketed with a neck wrapped in sulphur zed paper and a wax-coated stopper.

Rozes is singularly unusual in that it is the only Port house founded by the French (which is slightly ironic in that the French are nowadays the biggest consumers of Port).

Although the company owns one of the oldest vineyards, Quinta do Monsul, it only contributes a very small quantity to the total output, with the majority coming from other top vineyards.

The company remained under family control until 1974 when the shares were split between Pedro Domecq and Taylor. Already 1978 Pedro Domecq sold theirs to LVMH group and 1999 this group also bought Taylor shares. In 1999 Vranken bought Rozes and in 2002 the company was merged with Sao Pedro das Aguias to form SPR Vinhos. Rozes and Sao Pedro das Aguias now share the same administrative, winemaking and storage premises in the Douro and Villa Nova de Gaia.

Quinta do Grifo
Rozes is now marketing a Vintage port from this quinta.

Rozes Vintages:1916, 1934, 1963, 1967, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
Terras do Grifo Vintages:2006, 2007, 2011, 2012
Quinta do Grifo Vintages:2003, 2009, 2011, 2013
Sao Pedro das Aguias Vintages:1987, 1989, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2010

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseRozesVintage1977
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, tea, cacao and ginger in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Very elegant, complex and good port with a lovely long finish. The best Rozes we have ever had.Average score16.20
Last tasted5th November 2010Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2010 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1978
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetSpring flower and candy in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and peaking. Will not be better. Quite elegant. Very nice and attractive finish.Average score15.22
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2012 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1982
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetSome unbalanced acidity and alcoholic in the nose.Score range13.90 - 13.90
TasteMedium body. Alcoholic and sweetness. Cabbage in flavour. Short finish. Not so promising.Average score
Last tasted4th April 2002Point this date13.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
This bottle was defect and notes are from 21 January 1989. This in not a good vintage of Rozes.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1983
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, coffee, spiciness and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with some balanced acidity. Sweet. Cacao and spiciness in flavour. Elegant and easy to drink and enjoy with an attractive finish.Average score14.90
Last tasted16th March 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1985
ColourStill quite dark blue in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings12
BouquetMulberry, liquorice, fudge and old grocery shop in the nose. Quite elegant.Score range15.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature but will maybe be a little better. Balanced and complex. Fudge in flavour. Quite long and attractive finish. This is a very good port.Average score16.21
Last tasted28th April 2012Point this date16.75
CommentAt our Private Wine Club
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1987
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetToffee, crème caramel complexity in the nose.Score range14.90 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Toffee in flavour. Mature and complex port with a very attractive finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted24th May 2007Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1991
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetToffee, cacao, dark chocolate, a little liquorice and butterscotch in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still some very soft tannin. Dark chocolate, cacao and liquorice in flavour. Quite dry. Balance and quite complex with a nice, attractive and quite long finish. Very easy to drink and like. Will not be better so drink up!Average score15.75
Last tasted26th January 2017Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1994
ColourStill rather dark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings9
BouquetDry fruit, chocolate, some cacao, figs, mulberry and dark berry in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still soft tannin. Mulberry, chocolate and some dried fruit in flavour. Balanced and quite complex. Will probably develop more and be better. A quite long and promising finish.Average score15.29
Last tasted26th January 2017Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1995
ColourDark blue but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetBlackberry, mulberry but also cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but with soft tannin. Dark berries and chocolate in flavour. Balanced and quite elegant and with a rather long promising finish. Quite good and easy to drink.Average score15.55
Last tasted13th October 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family One bottle has been corked.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1997
ColourStill rather dark but mature and yellow in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetCream candy, cacao and dark chocolate in the nose but also a hint of uncleaned barrel.Score range14.90 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature but still some soft tannin but peaking and will probably not be better. Dark chocolate and cacao in flavour. Quite balanced and with a nice finish. The taste is better than the nose!Average score15.18
Last tasted26th January 2017Point this date14.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1998
ColourStill quite dark blue but with a hint of mature and yellow in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetCacao, toffee, dark chocolate, a hint of ginger and cream candy in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still some soft and elegant tannin. Easy to drink and enjoy. Cacao and chocolate in taste. Complex and quite balanced with a nice and rather nice finish.Average score15.49
Last tasted26th January 2017Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1999
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark cherry, mulberry, cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range14.25 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Still a bit immature and some tannin but easy to drink. Cacao and dark chocolate in flavour and certain maturity. Balanced and with a nice finish.Average score14.63
Last tasted26th January 2017Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2000
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow edge.Number of tastings7
BouquetStill dark cherry, mulberry and berry in the nose.Score range14.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still some soft tannin. Dark berry and mulberry in flavour. A light port but balanced but will probably be better even if the finish is a quite short.Average score14.63
Last tasted26th January 2017Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
One bottle has been corked.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2001
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery nice nose of mulberry, cacao and dark chocolate.Score range14.90 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Still quite immature with tannin. Mulberry and chocolate in flavour. Balance and very tasty with a nice finish.Average score14.95
Last tasted26th January 2017Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetAttractive nose of cinnamon and spring flowers but also dark berry and mulberry.Score range14.90 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still a little immature and will be better. Mulberry and cinnamon. Elegant and easy to drink. A quite nice and interesting finish.Average score15.01
Last tasted26th January 2017Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2007
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetStill juicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Hard to swallow and loaded with fruit. An aggressive port with a long finish. Will be very interesting to follow.
Last tasted7th November 2011Rating this dateVery good / Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2008
ColourStill dark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries, mulberry, chocolate and some dried fruit in the bouquet.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Attractive flavours of mulberry and dark berry. Quite lot of tannins and a nice finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score15.50
Last tasted5th March 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersJB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2009
ColourStill dark almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSweet very fruity bouquet with dark berries, liquorice and mulberry.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Attractive quite sweet with mulberry in taste. A nice finish. Will be better.Average score15.50
Last tasted5th March 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersJB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2010
ColourDark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery fruity bouquet with dark berry, blueberry, mulberry and pale chocolate in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Immature with lots of tannin although easy to drink and appreciate. Attractive with blueberry and chocolate in taste. A nice finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score15.25
Last tasted7th August 2015Point this date15.25
CommentThe family on vacation in Skagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2011
ColourDark almost black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark cherry, blueberry, mulberry, minty and some roasted oak.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Immature and tannic although surprisingly easy to drink and appreciate. Will of course be much more developed in future .Balanced and easy to drink and enjoy with a quite long and appreciated finish.Average score15.38
Last tasted30th September 2017Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2013
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, some coffee and cacao and even some spiciness in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature loaded with fruit and tannin but with some spiciness and cacao in taste. A quite nice and interesting finish. Easy to like!
Last tasted4th March 2017Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark

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

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