2018 Quinta da Roeda Vintage Port
Portvin - Touriga Nacional - 75 cl - 20,00 %
93 point - Wine Spectator: "Sleek in feel, with a mix of raspberry and plum reduction, melted black licorice and fruitcake notes that stretch out over a graphite edge on the finish. Has good energy from start to finish. Best from 2030 through 2045".
17 ud af 20 point - Janicis Robinson: "Deep purplish crimson. Modest meaty nose in which the key element is violets, normally associated with another Fladgate quinta, Vargellas. Very beguiling and round – you could almost drink this tonight! Tannins well hidden. Really rather glorious. Port is so good nowadays! Just a very slight lack of body and complexity towards the end of the palate suggests this may not be absolutely top drawer."
94 point - Robert Parker: "The 2018 Vintage Port Quinta da Roeda is a field blend aged for approximately 18 months in very large used wooden vats. It comes in with 104 grams of residual sugar. Ripe and expressive, this delicious single-quinta Porto also has fine concentration and some pop on the finish. Indeed, as this sits and airs out, it proves it has a real backbone. Two days later, it was pretty tight. This is more about fruit than structure, though, and this sexy, nuanced and succulent Port is going to be hard to resist as it ages. Likely to be accessible on the younger side, it should still hold very well. I need to see a bit more to be fully convinced, but right now this seems like the steal and sleeper of the Fladgate Partnership trio this issue (the Fonseca and Taylor's being the others). For the moment—and young Ports do change notably as they age—this would be my favorite of the trio."
Vinen har en imponerende farvetæthed, et godt bid og en meget velkommen friskhed i frugten. Farven er næsten sort i kernen og den forførende frugt er pakket smukt ind med balsamiske noter og en snert mynte og eucaluptus. Indtrykket er en velbygget Vintage Port, kraftfuld og med velintegreret tannin i den lange slutning.