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DR Port

Agri-Roncão Vinícola, Lda

Founded 2000
Vineyards Quinta da Levandeira do Roncão

The company Agri-Roncao was founded in 2000 by Domingos Ribeiro from Penafiel in the Vinhos Verde region and in 2001 they bought Quinta da Levandeira do Roncão near Pinhão in the Douro.

After a major restructuring of the winery and vineyards completed in 2005 the first port wines sourced from the quinta could be launched under the DR brand in 2006. Their first two Vintage Ports from 2001 and 2002 are made with grapes sourced from other farmers.

DR Port Vintages:2001, 2002, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseDRVintage2001
ColourStill rather dark but with a yellow and quite mature edge in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetRoasted coffee, cacao, dark chocolate, dried fruit, cream candy and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and completely balanced and peaking but with some quite elegant tannins r. Very elegant with old grocery shop, cacao, cream candy, some spiciness and coffee in taste. The finish is quite complex, balanced and quite lovely. This port is very easy to enjoy and like!Average score15.67
Last tasted22nd July 2022Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at home with the family,
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDRVintage2002
ColourBright yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCacao, some chocolate, roasted coffee, toffee and oak in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Balanced and mature. Peaking and very elegant. Sweet and tasty with cacao, toffee, coffee and chocolate in the mouth and with a lovely, mature and quite attractive finishAverage score15.73
Last tasted5th March 2022Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDRVintage2013
ColourVery dark ruby almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlack currents, black berry and mulberry in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still immature but loaded with soft tannins and will develop a lot. Balanced and very easy to drink and like. Black current, dark berry and mulberry in taste with a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted22nd June 2018Point this date16.00
CommentTasting at DR’s lodge in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDRVintage2016
ColourDark ruby, almost black in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark berry, blackberry, dark mature fruit chocolate and Christmas spiciness in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Soft delicate tannins and very easy to drink and enjoy. Balanced with dark fruit, dark berry, chocolate and some spiciness in taste and a lovely, quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted26th November 2021Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDRVintage2017
ColourRuby in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMature mulberry, mature fruit, cacao and dried fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Balanced with lovely tannins. Easy to drink with the taste of mature dark berry, cacao and dried fruit. Enjoyable finish with rounded elegant tannins.
Last tasted26th November 2021Rating this dateImpressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany

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

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

House70 years old Tawny
DR Port
Tawny
ColourDark tawny with an olive green edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetA full arsenal of aromas such as crème caramel, sweetmeats, toffee, nuts and much more in the nose.Bottled2017
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Balanced, very elegant and complex with crème caramel, sweetmeats, cream candy, toffee and much more in taste and with a marvellous finish. What a port!Score range
Last tasted22nd June 2018Point this date17.75
CommentAt the DR’s lodge in the Douro Valley.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

23rd September
Quinta dos Malvedos
Graham 2006
Pocas Jr 2002
17th September
Graham’s Malvedos 1962
Companhia Velha
Royal Oporto 1962
Royal Oporto
Companhia Velha 1962
Waagepetersen 1862
15th September
Hutcheson 1987
Kopke 1995
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 1988
Romariz 1994
Smith Woodhouse 1977
van Zellers 2012

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