Price:  £13.95 | Case Rate: £13.25
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Prats & Symington - Prazo de Roriz 2016

Information

  • Country: Portugal
  • Wine Region: Douro
  • Wine Maker: Bruno Prats and Charles Symington, Luís Coelho and Pedro Correia.
  • Grape: Port Blend
  • Grape Percentage: Tinto Barroca 39%, Touriga Nacional 15%, Touriga Franca 15% , Tinta Roriz 12%, Tinta Amarela 9%, Old Vines 9%, Sousao 1%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.3
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 89 (2015) JR: 17 (2015) WS: 87 (2015) WE: 89 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

This Douro red wines was produced exclusively with grapes grown at the famous Quinta De Roriz. The wine is aged in French oak barrels and subsequently in bottle, prior to release. It is ready to drink now, but will continue to benefit from some further bottle ageing (between one to two years). Deep garnet colour. Fresh, plummy fruit aromas rise out of the glass. Quite herbal and spicy, with a slight scent of eucalyptus. Taught and compact fruit on the palate, displaying black cherries and peppery tannins. Ends on a note of spice.

Winery Information

Prats & Symington

For decades Bruno Prats

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)89 pts

Oct 2016 - Mark Squires - The 2015 Prazo de Roriz is a roughly equal blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Barroca, with small bits of Tinta Roriz and Tinta Amarela, aged for six months in used French oak. This is typically a good value. This might be my favorite in some time. There isn't a lot of concentration in the mid-palate and it isn't the type of wine you want to age for 20 years. It's not $50, either. It's a very nice bargain with many virtues. The fruit here is just gorgeous, vivid, pure and clean. The structure lifts it and delivers it beautifully to the palate. The texture is silky and the finish is just a bit tight. Overall, it is hard to lean up more on this since it doesn't have a lot of upside potential, but if you drink it over the next few years, you might like it even better than the score would suggest.

JancisRobinson.com (2015)17 pts

Tasted Oct 2016 - Dark bluish crimson. Smells riper and richer and more dark-fruited than the 2014. Lovely rocky dark fruit, so Douro on the nose. Bone dry, almost chalky in texture, such tender tannins. Real finesse and hidden depth. Savoury, rocky aftertaste. (JH)

Wine Spectator (2015)87 pts

A zesty red, with red plum, cherry and raspberry flavors that are crisp and a touch chewy. Slate details show on the finish.

Wine Enthusiast (2011)89 pts

The second wine of Roriz has much of the same structure as the main quinta wine, with dense, mineral tannins. The rich black fruits are likely to become approachable by 2016–2017. Concentrated and ripe, it has juicy berry flavors followed by a dry, tight aftertaste.

Vinification Notes

At the small dedicated Quinta de Roriz winery. The grapes were picked by hand and the bunches were manually sorted. The grapes were inoculated with selected yeast and maceration was achieved through pumping over. Fermentation temperatures were kept between 22 and 24ºC.