Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2008 Intensely aromatic with floral, olive, meat and dark fruit characters. There are blackberries, blackcurrants and plums. The palate is concentrated and boldly fruity with real depth and some nice, spicy structure. Expressive and quite serious. Delicious now, but with potential for real development, with firm but fine tannins. 96 Jaime Goode, Wine Anorak
Quinta da Romaneira Vintage Port 2008 Very deep colour. Fresh, vivid sweet blackberry and plum nose is pure and intense. The palate shows lovely fresh, pure fruit: concentrated raspberries and blackberries with nice tannic structure and sweetness. An elegant, almost Burgundian Vintage Port with good structure. Try again in 10 years. 94 Jaime Goode, Wine Anorak
Christian Seely just posted three videos of his personal tour of the sensational Quinta da Romaneira estate. Watch them below for an in-depth description of the property layout – the views are positively breathtaking.
A video taken by Jamie Goode gives an idea of Quinta da Romaneira’s expansive riverfront site. A truly beautiful property, and given the quality we already see in the 2007 dry reds and vintage ports, one with an exceptionally bright future.
2007 was not only an excellent year for Vintage Port, but the dry reds coming out of Portugal are showing fantastic balance. These 2007s may be the best wines yet from Romaneira.
The Wine Spectator reviews were as follows:
Romaneira 2007 94 Points
Offers an refined mix of meat, spice and fruity flavors that are seamlessly woven together. Fine-grained tannins and plenty of Asian spice notes are also on display. The finish is smoky, seductive and juicy. Drink now through 2015.
R de Romaneira 2007 90 Points
A bit shy a first, but opens up with an array of plum and red berry flavors that are accented by coffee and spice notes. Finishes with plenty of briar and mocha notes. Best from 2011 through 2014.