Full Review

Romariz

Romariz
2017 Vintage 2017, Douro

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Port Vintage

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 20%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
Cellar Selection

Romariz
2017 Vintage 2017, Douro

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Port Vintage

Date Tasted:
Country: Portugal
Alcohol: 20%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate ganache, ripe blueberries, spiced pastry, honey, and licorice with a slightly chewy, lively, very sweet medium-to-full body and a subtle, medium-long finish with accents of stewed raisins with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dense and sturdy vintage port that should age gracefully, youthful now but will develop into a complex wine worthy of a special occasion. Drink 2025-2030.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate genache, ripe blueberries, spiced pastry, honey, and licorice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of stewed raisins
Sweetness Sweetness: Very Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dense and sturdy vintage port that should age gracefully, youthful now but will develop into a complex wine worthy of a special occasion. Drink 2025-2030.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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Port Vintage

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Serve in a Port Wine Glass
Vintage Port refers to authentic Port from Portugal that is made entirely from a single vintage. Each port house makes their own decision on whether not to declare a particular vintage. Production is small and represents only about two percent of all Port produced in the Douro region.

There are five principal grapes allowed in vintage port, the same as in other styles of Port. These are: Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa and Touriga Nacional.

A vintage port is aged for a maximum of two and a half years; when it is released, it has a deep, inky purple color and is deeply concentrated. These are not wines for immediate consumption, but rather wines that need at least a decade or two before they are ready for drinking.

While every vintage is special, certain years such as 1963, 1966, 1970, 1980 and 1994 are exceptional; some of these will peak near their fiftieth birthday. Enjoy on their own or with walnuts or aged cheeses.