Review: Prazo de Roriz 2015

A fresh, lively Portuguese red.
Prazo de Roriz
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Reviewed on 08-29-2018
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Rating B+
Style Red
Blend , Touriga Nacional
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Duriense
Portugal
ABV 14.5%
Price $14.00Value Pick Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Cooking And Sipping, Picnics In The Park, Take-Out Night

Drink If You Like

Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional

The Full Review

This dark, fresh, and smooth red is the result of a partnership between a venerable Douro wine family (the Symingtons) and a Bordeaux superstar (Bruno Prats). The Quinta de Roriz is an old grape-growing property, with a history that dates back to the 18th century. This bottling is a blend of Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, and Tinta Amarela, all indigenous Portuguese grape varietals. The wine's color is a deep purple, with aromas that include ripe blackberries, dark plums, and hint of spice. The texture is smooth and medium-bodied, with soft tannins, fresh fruit, and a clean, crisp finish. At $14, it's an outstanding value, and is sure to please anyone who's looking for a wine that's both fruit-forward and balanced.