This port has been produced by Rozès’ winemaker Manuel Henrique and consultant Wouter Pienaar. The grapes for the port (Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Sousão) come from the old vines, which were on the quinta’s vineyards, when the present owner took over the quinta.
It is a wonderful Vintage Port of the very best quality representing vast character, exuberance and great potential for ageing.
Thanks to the perfect weather conditions, Vintage 2016 has obtained a perfect balance combining “rusticity and power” with “elegance and delicacy”. It has a deep dark red colour, delicate and intense aromas of black fruits as well as balsamic notes. This wine presents great volume in mouth and good acidity with pronounced and silky tannins followed by a long, persistent and very nice finish.
This port ought to be served chilled and is perfect as an ”after-dinner-drink” or together with strong cheese, chocolate and desserts, but it is also perfect on its own. As young and powerful it is also perfect for a good pepper steak.
It is said that Vintage Port is drinkable after 4-5 years, but only really enjoyable after 15-20 years. This Vintage Port can easily be enjoyed young, but will also develop positively for many years to come.
- 97 points and Editors’ Choice in Wine Enthusiast, December 2018