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    Quinta de Roriz Reserva Douro 2003
    Other Red Blends - Portugal

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    Price: $33.99
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    Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Portugal

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 93415

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Can be drunk but this wine will continue to age superbly in bottle over the next few years. Decanting will bring out this wine's finest attributes.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This wine is the result of a Symington Family partnership with Joao van Zeller. Because of this historic Quinta with roots going back to the 18th century, Tempranillo is known as Tinta Roriz in the Douro. This estate often presents some of the best values in the Douro, serious wines for modest money. The 2003 Reserva is a blend of Touriga Nacional (55%), Touriga Franca (30%) and Tinta Roriz (15%) raised for 12 months in new French oak. This wine is an excellent value, showing sweet, flavorful young fruit, as well as soft, velvety edges. It has some brightness as well. It is elegant in the mid-palate, but expands with air. It does not seem to project the pure power that the 2002 version of this wine did, but I liked its balance better. Despite its soft initial presentation, an hour of air brings out the tannins and a backbone, and at three hours it shows fine integration of its components and increasingly flavorful fruit. It should repay some cellaring. Drink now-2014.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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