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Quinta da Romaneira

Sociedade agrícola da Romaneira SA

Founded 1813
Owner IDI
Vineyards Quinta da Romaneira, Quinta das Liceiras
Vintage Port Brands Quinta da Romaneira, Quinta das Liceiras, Liceiras

Quinta da Romaneira was already marked on Forrester’s map.

Quinta da Romaneira has a long history and was already marked on Forrester’s map. It was founded in 1813 and the property successively belonged to the families of Sousa Guimaraes, de Lacerda, and Monteiro de Barros, who enlarged the quinta to its present size in the 1940s.

Since the early days, Quinta da Romaneira has expanded significantly and included 12 former quintas in the Romaneira vineyard and is now one of the largest properties in Douro. The quintas now included in Quinta da Romaneira are: do Abade, do Penedo Marçal, do Marhadal Velho, das Liceiras, da Carrapata (formerly two quintas, do Malheiros and da Dona Esménia), do Bairral (formerly two quintas, da Cima and de Baixo), do Malhadal Novo, do Esporão, da Fonte do Mouro, da Barca, de Escravelheira and da Pulga.

In 1967 Antonio Borges Vinagre acquired the quinta, and thus, the Quinta was controlled by Borges & Irmão through the personal ownership of António Borges Vinagre. After his death in 1989 the quinta was run jointly by daughter and son.

Quinta da Romaneira begun bottling and selling its own vintage port in modern time in 1986 due to the change in rules this year, allowing growers in Douro to ship their wines themselves. Before 1986 the property mainly sold its wines in bulk to other shippers.

In 2004 a group of investors, joined by investment group IDI, acquired the property. The Managing Director since 2004, Christian Seely, is also Managing Director of Quinta do Noval.

End of 2012 IDI has sold the property but it is not official who is the new owner.

Quinta da Romaneira Vintages:1861 (bottled 1866), 1863 (bottled 1867), 1908 (Real Comp. Velha), 1935, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017
Liceiras Vintages:2000
Quinta das Liceiras Vintages:1992, 1993

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1982
ColourAlmost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao and ginger-bread in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Ginger and ginger-bread in taste. Mature and almost peaking but with some sift tannin. Nice and quiet elegant finish.Average score
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

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 RomaneiraVintage1984
ColourStill rather dark but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetComplex and ethereal nose of dried fruit, ginger, pharmacy, hospital, sweet liquorice, candy, herbals and much more in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, sweet and peaking. Elegant with dried fruit, sweet liquorice, herbals and much more in taste. Easy to drink and like with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score15.52
Last tasted19th February 2015Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi- Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2015 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 RomaneiraVintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetComplex nose of dried fruit and burned sugar.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and at its peak. Easy to drink and like. Have a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.86
Last tasted11th November 2007Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1987
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetComplex and elegant nose of dried fruit, toffee and burned sugar.Score range14.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and at its peak. Complex and balanced and easy to drink and like. Very attractive finish.Average score15.21
Last tasted15th March 2012Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1990
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetPharmacy and old hospital in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature. Light port with burned sugar, pharmacy and a bit alcoholic in flavour. Quite nice finish and easy to drink but drink up.Average score15.02
Last tasted21st December 2014Point this date14.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1994
ColourStill dark ruby in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings13
BouquetStill very fruity and with dark cherries and liquorice in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteQuite full bodied. Still some tannins and will develop much more. Dark berries and liquorice in the taste. Lovely finish. Will be exciting to follow.Average score15.40
Last tasted24th January 2019Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1996
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetSome toffee, fudge but also chocolate and dark berry in the nose.Score range14.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature but still with some light tannins and will probably not be better. Elegant and rather complex. Easy to like and drink and with a quite attractive finish.Average score14.59
Last tasted16th June 2019Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1997
ColourRather dark blue in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetDark berries, plums, cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature. Quite easy to drink and like but a rather short finish.Average score15.08
Last tasted22nd May 2016Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2000
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetStill fruity and berry in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Fruity flavour and still some tannin. Rather elegant port with a nice finish. Easy to drink.Average score15.14
Last tasted11th November 2007Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2003
ColourStill rather dark in colour but with a yellow mature edge.Number of tastings7
BouquetSome coffee beans, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still some soft tannin and will improve. Balanced and quite complex. Easy to drink and enjoy with a nice and quite attractive and lovely finish.Average score15.48
Last tasted4th November 2019Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2004
ColourStill dark ruby in colour but with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark berry, some mulberry and toffee in the nose but also toffee and cream candy.Score range14.90 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still some soft tannin and will be better. Balanced but quite dry. Dark berry and toffee in taste. Rather elegant with a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.38
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2005
ColourStill dark but with a yellow, mature edge.Number of tastings5
BouquetRoasted coffee, cacao, some toffee, cream candy, mulberry and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still some tannin and will improve. Balanced and easy to drink and enjoy. Cacao, mulberry, roasted coffee and cream candy in taste. Attractive and nice finish.Average score15.86
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2007
ColourStill dark ruby but with a yellow, mature edge.Number of tastings6
BouquetDried fruit and mulberry but also fudge, toffee, cacao, dark chocolate and some sweet liquorice in the noseScore range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still with soft, elegant tannin and will improve. Balanced but rather dry. Dried fruit and fudge in flavour. Balanced and elegant with a quite attractive finish. Very easy to enjoy.Average score15.71
Last tasted4th November 2019Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2008
ColourStill dark ruby but with a yellow, mature edge.Number of tastings3
BouquetToffee, coffee beams, some cacao, candy, some oak and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin and will improve. Balanced, quite elegant and very easy to drink and enjoy. Toffee, some candy and old grocery shop in taste with a quite nice and rather attractive finish.Average score15.77
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2011
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry, a lot of mulberry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Of course immature with lots of tannin. Dark berry and fruit in taste. Balanced and easy to like, enjoy and drink but will of course be much better. Lovely and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2015
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, blueberry and blackberry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Still lots of tannin. Balanced but easy to appreciate. Mulberry and blackberry in taste with a quite long and rather interested finish.
Last tasted4th November 2019Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2016
ColourDark ruby, almost black in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, dark fruit, some spiciness and pepper in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature with lovely tannin. Balanced of course and quite attractive with taste dominated of dark berry, mulberry and spiciness. The finish is quite promising with tannins and complexity. This port will be very interesting to follow.
Last tasted2nd March 2019Rating this dateImpressive/ Very Impressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2017
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berries, mulberries, black berries, dark mature fruit but also some oak, spiciness and pepper in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature but balanced and with soft tannins. The taste is dominated of mature dark berry and fruits such as plums. Easy to drink and very tasty with an attractive and rather intensive finish.
Last tasted4th November 2019Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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

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