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Quinta de Roriz 1999

Release Notes

Excellent concentration of colour. On the nose striking notes of black fruits with a light touch of esteva. In the mouth, a classic profile with great balance, firm tannins and long finish full of character.

Tasting Notes

Michael Schachner critic

Wine Enthusiast (magazine) source
2002 tasting note year

Top wine from this smaller estate. It’s incredibly stylish, even as young as it is now. A lighter body featuring more liquid and less plum pudding should mean that it will be an easy drinker come maturity. With pure fruit, spice and lots of coffee already poking through, it has a fine future.

Score: 95/100

Joshua Greene critic

Wine and Spirits (magazine) source
2002 tasting note year

This ’99 comes primarily from old vines, before João van Zeller and the Symington family began replanting this quinta in 2000. Delicious and young, this hits right off with a floral, strawberry scent and a lovely texture. It’s more vinous than most Porto, built more like a Banyuls. Tart and grapey, high in tone, this doesn’t seem destined for long aging, but at eight to ten years, it should be a star with Roquefort, gorgonzola dolce or a block of Stilton.

Score: 88/100

More about Quinta de Roriz

To learn more about Quinta de Roriz here on The Vintage Port Site, read a concise Profile of the Quinta de Roriz Brand and the detailed viticultural profile of Quinta de Roriz.  If you would like to learn even more about Quinta de Roriz, which is the home of Prats + Symington, makers of fine Douro DOC wines as well as Vintage Port, visit the Chryseia website.

See details of other years in which this wine was made

  1. 2011
  2. 2007
  3. 2006
  4. 2005
  5. 2004
  6. 2003
  7. 2002
  8. 2001
  9. 2000


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