Aromas of chocolate, cherries, cassis, smoky herbs, rubber and moist earth. Full and sweet with polished, chalky tannins and a crunchy, berry-soaked palate with a chocolaty finish.
Chocolate, walnut and ripe berry aromas, with some figs and plums showing the heat of the vintage. Full-bodied and very sweet with dried fruits and a softness and lusciousness. Shows the unique character of base of the blend, Quinta do Roeda.
This brownish red colored Tawny Port opens with a walnut, black coffee, and brown sugar bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, mouthwatering and fresh. The flavor profile is a slightly sweet blend of golden raisin and stewed plums with notes of molasses, oak and a hint of prune. The finish is remains sweet and its flavors linger and last for a little bit. This is a very nice and affordable everyday Port to enjoy after a crockpot pot roast dinner this fall. Enjoy – Ken
The 2017 Vintage Port is a field blend aged for approximately 20 months in French oak. It comes in with 97 grams of residual sugar. This was only seen before bottling previously. Now, with some bottle aging, it looks super, superior to the 2016, also reviewed, and a fine 2017. It is, of course, extremely young. It’s tight but not astringent (at least with decanting); the fruit is as if just crushed, and it is beautifully balanced. This is not even close to showing all it has. Throw it in the cellar. You can drink it now, but you’ll just be wasting it. Right now, this and the 2016 are close, but I predict this will pull ahead with every passing year.
The 2016 Vintage Port is a field blend with 104 grams of residual sugar. When last seen this was in good form. Let’s check in. Darker in its flavor profile than the 2017, this is more rhubarb, plums and blackberries. The tannins have moderated a bit, but obviously this is not exactly tamed. It is coming along fast enough so you can dive in now (or soon) with some decanting, but it certainly will show better at the end of the decade (or later).