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Porto Rocha

Porto Rocha – Sogevinus Fine Wines S.A.

Founded 1850
Owner Sogevinus

In 1850 António da Rocha Leão established his own Portuguese House among the famous British Port Wine Lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia across the Douro River from Oporto. He picked a fortunate time to start his own House with many fine vintages declared during the 1850’s, especially the ”Great Exhibition” vintage of 1851. Porto Rocha was well-established and survived the phyloxera epidemic that wiped out many small shippers in the late 1870’s. In 1947 Porto Rocha was acquired by the Barros Almeida group. As part of the Barros Almeida group, Porto Rocha was during some years bottled and shipped by the Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association, which was also part of the Barros Almeida group. In 2006 Barros Almeida was acquired by Sogevinus. Porto Rocha is now under the management of the Sogevinus wine group. Today it maintains its own special character and independent cellar reserves alongside such other Sogevinus firms as Calem, Burmester, Barros and C. N. Kopke.

Porto Rocha Vintages:1851, 1929, 1970, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2009

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseRochaVintage1970
ColourQuite beautiful, mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, sweet liquorice, some coffee and cardamom in the nose.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and on top. Balanced and quite complex and elegant. Sweet liquorice, cacao and cardamom in taste with a long and quite attractive finish. Lovely port!Average score
Last tasted3rd February 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRochaVintage1989
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetDried fruit, French plums, Christmas spiciness, and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced but no fruit left. Dried fruit, French plums and spiciness in taste. Easy to drink. A modern vintage port quite dry and with a quite attractive finish.Average score15.51
Last tasted15th November 2020Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRochaVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDried fruit, toffee, cacao, dark chocolate and fudge in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and will not improve. Dried fruit, toffee and fudge in flavour. Balanced but a dry port with a rather short but attractive finish. A modern port easy to drink and like.Average score15.50
Last tasted13th March 2022Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRochaVintage1999
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetVery nice nose of dark berry, butterscotch, toffee and sweet liquorice in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and almost peaking with some very soft tannin. Will probably not be much better. Balanced and quite elegant. Sweet liquorice, toffee and some herbs in flavour and a nice, interesting finish. Easy to drink and like, but a modern style of port. Drink it now and enjoy it.Average score15.43
Last tasted2nd May 2021Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRochaVintage2003
ColourStill black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berry, dark cherry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Dark cherry in flavour. Elegant, modern port with not so much backbone but easy to drink and like. Dark chocolate, cacao and liquorice in taste. Quite complex and a nice and interesting finish.Average score15.50
Last tasted8th July 2020Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

27th March
Maia
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1982
Rei Manuel
Real Comp. Velha 1982
13th March
Rocha 1997
Sao Pedro das Aguias 2008
5th March
Blackett 2013
Boeira 2018
Burmester 2017
Butler-Nephew 2003
Butler-Nephew 2017
Dalva
C. da Silva 2016
DR 2002
Quinta dos Malvedos
Graham 2010
Kopke 2017
Kranemann 2009
Kranemann 2018
Messias 2018
Noble & Murat 2016
Pocas Jr 2013
Portal 2007
Quarles Harris 1977
Quarles Harris 1980
Quevedo 2016
Quinta do Arnozelo
Burmester 2015
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2009
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2019
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2019
Quinta da Devesa 2018
Quinta da Devesa 2019
Quinta do Javali 2017
Quinta de Marrocos 2011
Quinta dos Muros
Portal 2018
Quinta da Pacheca 2003
Pacheca 2017
Pacheca 2018
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2004
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
Quinta da Roeda
Croft 1995
Quinta de la Rosa 2018
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2014
Quinta Seara d’Ordens 2005
Quinta Seara d’Ordens 2019
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 2002
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 2019
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2016
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2017
Quinta do Vale Meao 2014
Quinta do Vale Meao 2015
Quinta do Vale Meao 2016
Quinta do Vale Meao 2017
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2005
Quinta do Vesuvio 2001
Rio Bom 2007
San Leonardo 2015
Taylor 2018
Vasques de Carvalho 2016
Viera de Sousa 2015
Warre 2000
Wiese & Krohn 2003
Wiese & Krohn 2005

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