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Quinta de Roriz 2003

Release Notes

The combination of small grapes and traditional foot treading has produced a wine of an intense purple, almost black colour. A  very pronounced nose of cinnamon and violets with mineral notes. On the palate, black chocolate stands out. Mature tannins, a bit peppery crossed with minerals, which express the unique terroir of Quinta de Roriz. Vinha Velha 35%, Touriga Nacional 28%, Tinta Roriz 22%, Tinta Barroca 9%, Sousão 6%

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4.50
Baumé: 3.9

Tasting Notes

Pierre Rovani critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
2005 tasting note year

The dark-colored 2003 Quinta de Roriz Vintage Port bursts from the glass with loads of flowers, smoky oak, and black cherries.  Sweet, creamy, and satin-textured, this medium to full-bodied effort is pure, packed with fruit, and harmonious.  Copious quantities of blackberries, blueberries, and black cherries are found throughout its expressive personality as well as in its long, flavorful, and seamless finish.  Projected maturity: 2020-2030+.

Score: 89+/100

James Suckling critic

Wine Spectator (magazine) source
2005 tasting note year

Big and concentrated, with a massive tannic structure and loads of very sweet fruit. It goes on and on on the palate. Very impressive and muscular. This single quinta really excelled in 2003. Great pedigree too. I once had the 1865 Roriz and it was fantastic.

Score: 95-100/100

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. 2002
  7. 2001
  8. 2000
  9. 1999


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