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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:1945, 1967, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Terras do Grifo Vintages:2006, 2007, 2011, 2012
Quinta do Grifo Vintages:2003, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Sao Pedro das Aguias Vintages:1982, 1985, 1987, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017

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, Denmark.
This bottle was defect and notes are from 21 January 1989. This in not a good vintage of Rozes.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1983
ColourVery thin, yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, coffee, spiciness and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.00
TasteHardly medium body. Mature and peaking with some balanced acidity. Sweet. Cacao and spiciness in flavour. Elegant and easy to drink and enjoy with a nice finish. Will not be better so drink up!Average score15.13
Last tasted21st March 2019Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

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 ruby in colour but with a yellow, mature rim.Number of tastings14
BouquetStill some mulberry, liquorice, fudge, cacao, marzipan, roasted coffee and old grocery shop in the nose. Quite elegant bouquet.Score range15.50 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature almost peaking but will maybe be a little better. Balanced, quite sweet and complex. Fudge, cacao and roasted coffee in flavour. Quite long and attractive finish. This is indeed a lovely port.Average score16.20
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date16.75
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
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, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1994
ColourYellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetLots of herbs, some spiciness, some toffee, chocolate, some cacao, candy and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and peaking. Will not improve. Herbs, cacao, chocolate, candy and some spiciness in flavour. Balanced and quite complex with a rather long finish. A mature and quite enjoyable port.Average score15.40
Last tasted16th May 2024Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1995
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetLiquorice, some toffee also cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature but with some very soft tannin and will probably not be better. Liquorice, cacao and dark chocolate in flavour. Balanced and quite elegant and with a rather promising finish. Quite good and easy to drink and enjoy.Average score15.63
Last tasted10th May 2020Point this date16.00
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 tastings8
BouquetCream candy, cacao, dark berries, some dried fruit and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range14.90 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature but still some soft tannin but peaking and will probably be better. Dark chocolate, butterscotch, dark berries and lots of cacao in flavour. Balanced and with a quite long an attractive finish.Average score15.26
Last tasted27th December 2020Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1998
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetCacao, some toffee, dark chocolate, a hint of ginger and cream candy in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Easy to drink and enjoy. Cacao, toffee and chocolate in taste. Balanced and rather complex with quite long and rather attractive finish. Will probably not be much better but is very easy to drink today.Average score15.49
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date15.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1999
ColourYellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, some herbs and candy in the nose.Score range14.40 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and easy to drink and enjoy. Cacao, dark chocolate and herbs in flavour. Balanced and quite attractive with a rather long finish.Average score14.82
Last tasted18th January 2024Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at a Semi-Great Tasting with the Wine Society 18% in Malmö.
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, Denmark.
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, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2003
ColourBeautiful, yellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetAttractive nose of cinnamon, candy, cacao, chocolate some roasted coffee and some herbs in the nose.Score range14.90 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking. Cacao, some chocolate, roasted coffee and cinnamon in taste. Balanced, quite sweet, elegant and very easy to drink. A quite attractive and long finish. A lovely port very enjoyable to drink today.Average score15.27
Last tasted25th April 2023Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at home in 12th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2005
ColourStill quite dark ruby but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSweet liquorice, cacao, some dark chocolate and sweetmeats in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Still some elegant tannins but rather mature. Will definitely be better. Balanced and rather complex with lots of sweet liquorice and cacao in taste. The finish is quite long and quite full of tannins.Average score
Last tasted31st July 2019Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2006
ColourYellow, mature and quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, chocolate, toffee, cream candy and an old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteNature and almost peaking and will maybe develop a little but quite perfect today. Balanced and tasty with lots of cacao, dark chocolate and some toffee in the mouth and with a lovely and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted20th April 2024Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2007
ColourStill quite dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark berry, dark cherry, blackberry, some mulberry and a lot of fruit in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still quite immature and lots of lovely tannin. Balanced and loaded with fruit and dark berry. Rather complex with a long and tannic finish. Will be very interesting to follow.Average score16.25
Last tasted2nd December 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2008
ColourStill rather dark with a hint of yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berries, mulberry, ginger, herbs and some cacao in the bouquet but also wet cellar which was not so pleasant.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still immature and will be better. Balanced and attractive flavours of mulberry and dark berry. The taste is quite okay with a nice finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted12th October 2018Point this date15.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2009
ColourStill dark ruby with a hint of a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, blackberry and blue berry, liquorice and cream candy in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but with some very attractive and elegant tannins and will of course be better. Balanced and quite sweet with dark berries such as mulberry and blackberry but also candy in taste. A long and quite wonderful finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted27th February 2021Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2010
ColourRather mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berry such as blueberry, mulberry, toffee, candy some herbs and pale chocolate in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature with some elegant tannin Balanced and almost peaking. Very easy to drink and appreciate. Attractive with dark berry, toffee, candy, some herbs and pale chocolate in taste with a quite seductive and dry finish.Average score15.75
Last tasted27th February 2021Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family.
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
HouseRozesVintage2012
ColourDark ruby in colour with young ruby rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, liquorice, mulberry and some cacao in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still a bit immature but easy to drink and appreciate with some soft tannins. Balanced and easy to drink with soft acidity and a quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted4th July 2021Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2013
ColourDark ruby but yellow mature edge in colourNumber of tastings3
BouquetToffee, cacao some chocolate and even some cinnamon and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but with some round tannins and will improve. Balanced with some spiciness, toffee and cacao in taste. A quite complex and rather long finish. Easy to like and to drink!Average score
Last tasted4th March 2023Point this date15.25
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2016
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely bouquet with candy, cream candy, sweet liquorice but also still dark berries in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body but still some round and delicate tannin and will improve. Balance with some complexity. Easy to drink today and very enjoyable with an attractive, quite long and quite complex finish.Average score
Last tasted2nd March 2024Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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