Quinta da Romaneira Vintage Port 2016 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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Quinta da Romaneira Vintage Port 2016 750ml
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Quinta da Romaneira Vintage Port 2016

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750ml
$75.00
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Category Port
Varietals
Origin Portugal, Douro
Brand Quinta da Romaneira
Alcohol/vol 19.5%
In spite of, or perhaps because of, the exceptional and extreme climatic conditions of they year, the final result is of excellent quality. The wines are fresh and balanced with vibrant and intense fruit, and aromatically very expressive. The Quinta da Romaneira 2016 Vintage Port has a powerful tannic structure which promises a very good and long ageing potential. This year illustrates a full return to form for this great historic Port Wine Quinta.
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Vintage Port is mostly Touriga Nacional (70%), with the rest comprised of Touriga Franca and Tinto Cão, aged for 20 months in neutral tonels. It comes in with just 77 grams of residual sugar. This was in bottle for about seven weeks when seen. Aromatic and enticing from the first smell, laced with eucalyptus, herbs and dried blue fruits, it opens tight and then evolves beautifully, developing expressive fruit and flavor. This is elegant as well, with a fresh feel. It might be a touch on the leaner side, but not by much. I'm very impressed with this bottling, perhaps the best Romaneira VP I've seen. If it continues to evolve well, it should be a sleeper of the vintage. There were 12,000 bottles produced from 25-year-old vines.

Mark Squires
James Suckling
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A sweeter style of port with blackberries, blueberries and light raspberry jam. Full and ripe, steadied by linear tannins and freshness that runs throughout. Juicy and rich wine. Better in 2023.

Wine Spectator
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This is ripe, in a sweet vein and slightly high-pitched, with a stream of raspberry, cherry and plum pâte de fruit notes gilded with floral and incense accents. A light warm cocoa hint through the finish adds a touch of bass. Shows lots of charm and elegance. Seductive. Best from 2030 through 2045. 1,000 cases made, 50 cases imported.

James Molesworth
Wine Enthusiast
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A jammy wine with fresh acidity as well as bright fruit. It seems to have missed out on structure although smoky fruit is right there. That suggests a wine that will age relatively quickly. Think about drinking this wine from 2026.

Alexander Peartree
Vinous
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The 2016 Quinta da Romaneira has a broody, almost Médoc like bouquet at first, gradually almost reluctantly opening up with cigar humidor-tinged black fruit that are nicely defined. The palate is well balanced with black cherries, cassis and blueberry. There is good acidity here, but it is quite linear and just needs a little more substance to come through towards the finish.

Neal Martin, May 2018

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