Number 76 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!
Quinta de Roriz Reserva is made with a blend of native Douro grape varieties including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca and Tinta Roriz, which acquired its name from the estate when it was first brought to the Quinta in the 19th century. (Tinta Roriz originated in Spain, where it is known as "Tempranillo".)
This dry red table wine is tasting particularly well right now after a few years of bottle age. It features ripe, dark fruit flavors with sweet, spicy notes that are balanced by earthy notes and exotic flavors typical of the Douro.
Douro reds pair particularly well with game meats, stews and full-flavored cheeses. Decanting is suggested for enhanced aromatics.
Purchase price: $15.99. At $15.99 this is a bargain. A bit of a fruity but bold body with smooth tannin structure. Let me just say this went very well with my filet. Even at the regular 31.99 price I would easily buy again.
Delicious medium body . Blackberry, red plum with a hint of chocolate and smoke. Very lovely aromas and flavors. Long lasting finish with a lingering note of metal , oak and tobacco. Very focused wine.
Oaky, Acidic Old World Wine, Finishes Moderately Well -- Good Value