2011 Vintage Port
Quinta da Romaneira's 2011 Vintage Port is 80% Touriga Nacional, 15% Touriga Francesa, and 5% Tinto Cão. This 2011 Porto reveals a shiny, violet-tinted black hue, with a red and black-infused nose, a lovely consistency and great elegance. The palate is complex with well-integrated tannins and a persistent finish. Vintage Ports are produced only during exceptional years, and are the pride of the greatest houses and their savoir-faire. Deemed one of the best Vintage Ports of the last 20 years, the 2011 releases are remarkably promising and unique.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2011 Quinta de la Romaneira consists of 80% Touriga Nacional. It has an open, more approachable bouquet compared to the Quinta do Noval, with clove and dry tobacco infusing the carapace of black fruit, and hints of iodine developing with aeration. The palate is very smooth on the entry with a dash of white pepper and ginger. It is very harmonious with a slightly viscous mouthfeel and a beguiling gentle build to its marmalade-infused finish. The exoticism here is very attractive, though I suspect that will ebb away as the Port matures. Tasted May 2013.