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Quinta da Roêda

Quinta da Roêda - Croft & C:a

Owner Fladgate Partnership (Taylor-Fonseca Group)

Roeda means noise in Portuguese. Roêda has long been recognised as one of the great Port vineyards and in the Douro Valley there is a common saying, attributed to the 19th century poet Vega Cabral, which goes ‘if the wine district were a golden ring, Roêda would be the diamond’. This magnificent property was probably planted early in the 18th century during the great surge in demand for Port following the 1703 Methuen Treaty under which England agreed to levy a third less duty on Portuguese wine than on French.

It is from this famous vineyard in the centre of the Douro valley, that Croft relay on its port production. Its history dates back to 1811. Taylor, Fladgate and Yeatman purchased Roeda in 1844. For unknown reason the quinta was transferred to John Fladgate’s private ownership in1862. With the marriage of Fladgate’s daughter to Charles Wright of Croft the property passed into The House of Croft’s hands in 1875. Quinta da Roêda is the cornerstone of Croft’s reputation as a producer of superb Vintage.

Quinta da Roêda Vintages:1872 (Taylor), 1880 (Taylor), 1889 (Croft), 1890 (Croft), 1891 (Croft), 1896 (Croft), 1904 (Croft), 1914 (Croft, private bottling), 1927 (Croft), 1931 (Croft), 1967 (Croft), 1970 (Croft), 1978 (Croft), 1980 (Croft), 1983 (Croft), 1987 (Croft), 1995 (Croft), 1997 (Croft), 2002 (Croft), 2004 (Croft), 2005 (Croft), 2008 (Croft), 2012 (Croft), 2015 (Croft), 2018 (Croft), 2019 (Croft)
Quinta da Roêda Serikos Vintages:2017 (Croft)

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage1967
ColourMature yellow in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetLovely spring flowers and tropical fruit in the noseScore range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with still some soft tannin. Flavour of tropical fruits and liquorice Elegant and balanced with a quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted17th November 2011Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage1978
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetRoasted nuts, chocolate and berry in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced. Lovely, complex finish.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection. *Defect bottle. Tasting notes and points from 7 March 1998.

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
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage1980
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDried fruit, roasted nuts and burned candy in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Balanced. Quite elegant but maybe a little short finish. Easy to drink and enjoy. Will not be better so drink up.Average score15.75
Last tasted3rd April 2014Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

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 Roeda
Croft
Vintage1983
ColourQuite dark blue with yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetCoffee, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteFull-bodied. Quite mature but still some way to go. Elegant and balanced. Rich raspberry and dark cherry flavour. Lovely finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd December 2000Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage1987
ColourYellow mature very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBitter chocolate, cream candy, fudge some cacao and a hint of old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Sweet. Balanced and very elegant. Dark and bitter chocolate, some cacao, cream candy in taste and with a very attractive and rich finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy today so just drink it!Average score16.33
Last tasted14th February 2021Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage1995
ColourStill quite dark with a yellow mature colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMostly bitter chocolate, cacao, coffee beans, some spiciness, gingerbread, sweet liquorice roasted nuts and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will probably not be better but has still some delicate tannins left. Balanced and quite elegant with a quite complex and rather attractive finish.Average score15.75
Last tasted5th March 2022Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage1997
ColourStill very dark blue with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDried fruit, toffee, cacao, chocolate and salted liquorice in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still some soft and round tannins and will be better but is balanced and quite easy to drink and enjoy. Quite complex with salted liquorice, toffee, chocolate and dried fruit in taste and with an attractive, quite sweet and rather long finish. Lovely port indeed!Average score16.08
Last tasted21st May 2021Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home in Third International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage2002
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery generous bouquet of spring flowers, violet, spiciness, some vanilla and cacao in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature but still with some very soft tannin and will be better. Spiciness, some vanilla and cacao in taste. Balanced and quite elegant port. Sweet and easy to drink and enjoy today with a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score16.10
Last tasted9th May 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage2004
ColourDark but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, some chocolate, coffee and menthol in the nose.Score range15.25
TasteMedium bodied. Rather mature and almost peaking but will probably improve a little. Cacao, some coffee, menthol and chocolate in the flavour. Very promising and easy to drink with quite long, sweet and interesting finish.Average score14.83
Last tasted29th September 2021Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage2008
ColourQuite dark but with a slightly yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetChocolate, cacao, mint, some dark berry and herbs in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still with some very soft and delicate tannins. Will probably be better. Balanced with herbs, chocolate dark mature berries and mint in taste. Very enjoyable and easy to drink with a long finish full of herbs.Average score16.00
Last tasted31st December 2018Point this date16.00
CommentTasting at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage2012
ColourQuite dark but with just a hint of a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, dark cherry and dark berry in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still with very soft with delicate tannins and will of course be better. Balanced with cacao and dark chocolate in taste. A complex port with lovely, aggressive tannins in an attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd June 2018Point this date16.25
CommentTasting at Quinta da Roeda’s lodge in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSerikos
Quinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage2017
ColourAlmost black and very deep in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetRipe fruit, dark berries such as mulberry, black berry and dark cherry but also some eucalyptus and mint in the nose.
TasteAlmost full-bodied with very soft and delicate tannins and easy to drink and enjoy already today but with lovely backbone. Loaded with dark fruits and dark berries in taste and with some very elegant eucalyptus in the finish. Very exiting port indeed!
Last tasted24th May 2019Rating this dateVery Impressive
CommentAt the Masterclass Tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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

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